All members of the Randolph-Macon College community are encouraged to use the services and resources of the McGraw-Page Library. The first floor is a social space, with group tables, computers, media and design software and equipment, Makerspace, and the 24/7 Abernathy Room. The second floor is oriented toward quiet, individual study and is furnished with carrels and enclosed group study spaces. We ask users to choose the floor and space that best suits their study habits, and to please be considerate of others near you.
All relevant College policies apply to individual and group activities held in the Library. Such policies include the College’s Code of Academic Integrity, Code of Student Conduct, and Computer Use Policy. These policies can be found in The Student Handbook.
Covered drinks and food are are permitted in all areas of the library except Special Collections & Archives. Please be considerate of others using the space and refrain from eating foods with strong odors that may be distracting for other library users.
In addition to classroom and meeting space, the McGraw-Page Library offers seven (7) group study rooms for RMC community use only.
Rooms can be reserved by current RMC students only, but if not reserved are available on a first come, first served basis. You can check the reservation status of a room, and make a reservation:
Please address any violations of these policies yourself. The library will not police these spaces.
The library is not responsible for unattended, lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.
Commuter students are welcome in all areas of the library, and may use the resources both on- and off-campus, reserve study rooms, study for as long as they want, etc.
In addition, the Library has a few amenities located in the Abernathy 24/7 Room that may be especially helpful for commuting students:
Need something else? Email email@example.com and we'll see what we can do!
Retirees, including emeriti faculty, are welcome to use the McGraw-Page Library. Beginning in Summer 2023, library access will be automatically programmed onto retiree smart cards. If you do not have access to the library but think you should, please contact Campus Safety by visiting 300 England St, Ashland, VA 23005 or calling (804) 752-4710.
The McGraw-Page Library is an academic library intended to support Randolph-Macon College students, faculty, and staff. Others are welcome to use the library as long as they conform to library rules and policies and follow directions given by Library staff members. The College reserves the right to restrict an individual from entering the McGraw-Page Library or from using some or all library resources, equipment, facilities, and/or services. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
The library adheres to the Randolph-Macon College Acceptable Use Policy of Computer Resources.
Individuals seeking general internet access are encouraged to visit the Ashland Branch of Pamunkey Regional Library.
Note to high school teachers: With the above restrictions, the McGraw-Page library is not likely to be suitable for routine use by most secondary school students. However, if there is a special need for a particular student or group of students to do advanced library research, please contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for help and/or instruction on a case-by-case basis.
For further information on use of the Library by community users, please contact email@example.com or call the Information Desk at (804) 752-7257.
Updated 10 January 2022
The collections of the McGraw-Page Library are purchased for the non-profit, educational use of students and faculty. Priority is given to academic resources that broadly support the College curriculum.
Items recommended for purchase are evaluated according to the same criteria as other purchases. Please contact the appropriate subject librarian with questions regarding recommended purchases. If we do not own and cannot purchase a resource, we make every effort to obtain it through interlibrary loan.
Challenges to Library Materials
The McGraw-Page Library strives to provide unbiased access to information on diverse topics and perspectives to support the R-MC community. The Library resists censorship in all its forms. All complaints concerning library materials must be submitted to the Randolph-Macon College Library Director using the Challenges to Library Materials form.
McGraw-Page Library is no longer accepting donations of printed books or journals. There are three exceptions to this policy:
This policy change is due to the high cost of storing, reviewing, and processing donations. As a college library with a collection that supports our current curriculum, we have found that it is more cost effective to purchase new titles than to review older titles that too often duplicate existing copies in our collection.
For further information about donating items that fall under the above three categories please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Options for Donating Books:
Adapted from Donations policy developed by
DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College.
Accessed December 2020
Updated 9 February 2021