Academics

Hight Library

Hight Library and Wiley Reading Room are open and welcoming to all students wanting to study. Proctored study halls are held throughout the school day and in the evening. The collaboration rooms in the library provide opportunities for small group discussion and study.

The library's current collection of approximately 8,500 volumes, along with a wide selection of academic and popular magazines, provides the students both material they need for papers and projects in a variety of disciplines and reading material for entertainment.

Students will find wireless access for their personal laptops, and they may also use school-owned desktop computers located in the library. In addition to Internet and network connectivity, VES students are granted the right to use numerous online academic databases and resources. Using these resources, students can discover the latest information on almost every subject.

Besides traditional and online library resources, students also have the opportunity to access millions of titles using Kindle eBook readers. Other equipment available for student use includes digital cameras, video cameras, document readers and scanners.

Library – Research

 
Hight Library offers a plethora of online research databases for our students. Please see the boxes to the right for the databases avaliable for use by our students and faculty.

Research Databases

List of 4 items.

  • EBSCO Information Services Database

    EBSCO Information Services provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of research databases, e-books and e-journals—all combined with the most powerful discovery service and management resources to support the information and collection development needs of libraries and other institutions and to maximize the search experience for researchers and other end users.
     
    EBSCO offers more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases and over 550,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 360,000 e-journals, e-journal packages and print journals. EBSCO also provides point-of-care decision support tools for healthcare professionals and organizational learning resources for training and development professionals. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers whether they access EBSCO resources via academic institutions, schools, public libraries, hospitals and medical institutions, corporations, associations, government institutions, etc.
     
    • To access EBSCO Host using your VES username and password click here. If you forgot your password, contact us at library@ves.org.
  • National Database on American Heritage

    Collections, Travel, and Great Writing on American History. Begun in 2007, the National Portal is a massive, multiyear project to provide information on 4,000 historical sites, including easily searchable online access to digital images and descriptions of millions of artifacts housed in the collections of American museums, historical societies, National Parks, and other institutions across the country.

    The objects being added to this national “clearinghouse” include documents, photographs, paintings and artifacts, and run the gamut from military artifacts to artworks to the tools and mementos of everyday life. The Portal has been called a “transformative event” for the history community. At present, an extraordinarily large percentage of America’s preserved memory is hidden. In fact, 98% of history museums provide no Internet access whatsoever to their collections, and the few that do often include only a small percent of their holdings and use systems whose content cannot be read by search engines. The project is sponsored by American Heritage.
     
    • To access this database click here (Username and password is not necessary).
  • InfoTrac Database - Student Edition

    This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
     
    Student Edition contains 23,921,658 articles updated as recently as September 24, 2014. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2014.
     
    • To access this database click here (Username and password is not necessary).
  • Library of Virginia

    Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, believes the library is the heart of its community, driving meaningful and measurable outcomes for individual users and groups.
     
    Gale is a partner to libraries and businesses looking to deliver educational content, tools and services to support entrepreneurship, encourage self-directed learning, aid in research and instruction, and provide enlightening experiences. Gale has been a leading provider of research and education resources to libraries for 60 years and is committed to supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries and their users.
     
    • To access this database click here (Username and password is not necessary).

Library Staff

List of 1 members.

  • Darko Sedlar 

    Director of Academic Technology & Director of Basketball Programs/Computer Science Teacher
    434-385-3666

VES Digital Library

Check Out eBooks Here

Did you know that VES has an extensive ebook digital library? You can borrow popular fiction and non-fiction titles with the click of a button. Read them on your browser or download them to read later.

To log on and get started simply use your VES email and PIN (your birthday - February 2, 1983 would be 221983). 

If you have questions or need assistance, email library@ves.org or see Mr. Sedlar.

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