Preston Library is the main research library for the Virginia Military Institute. Preston is also open to visiting researchers and community members.
Borrowing privileges are available to Rockbridge County community members, faculty and students at Southern Virginia University and Washington & Lee University.
Making copies at Preston Library cost 10¢ per page. Please ask at the front desk for more information.
Preston Library provides public access to the internet via 32 network computers, in addition to the wireless network. All study carrels are equipped with power outlets and network connections.
If you are visiting from out of town, driving directions are available from the VMI Visitor's Information page. For in town directions, please call (540) 464-7129.
Preston Library is located at 345 Letcher Avenue. We are the third academic building on the right as you enter the main gates of campus (building #8) as illustrated on the map.
Parking in front of the Preston Library is limited. Visitors are welcome to park wherever space is available. There is no charge for parking on Post.
Preston Library Surveys
See results from past Faculty and Staff surveys and Cadet surveys.
Please Note: Letcher Avenue (the street in front of Preston Library) is closed to traffic during the academic year at the following times:
0700 - 0730 Monday
0610 - 0620 Tuesday
0700 - 0715 Wednesday-Saturday
1200 - 1210 Daily
1800 - 1815 Daily
1900 - 1915 Daily
1630 - 1730 Friday
1030 - 1130 Saturday (Home Football Contests)
Please plan your visit accordingly.