About Lipscomb Library

Mission Statement
Lipscomb Library Hours
Lipscomb Library Fast Facts
Lipscomb Library Staff
Lipscomb Library Policies
"The Library in a Liberal Arts Environment" by William A. Coulter
"History of the Library of Randolph (Macon Woman's) College" by Cynthia J. Leonard '10
VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Lipscomb Library's Special Collections
Contact Lipscomb Library

Lipscomb Library Mission Statement

Lipscomb Library fosters the intellectual development of each Randolph College student by providing and facilitating access to information resources.  Lipscomb Library supports the college community through excellence in teaching, advising, and service.

Lipscomb Library Hours

Winter Break Hours (December 16, 2017, until January 14, 2018)
Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17:   CLOSED
Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20:   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 21 - Monday, January 1:   CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 5:   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, January 7:   CLOSED
Monday, January 8 - Friday, January 12:   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, January 14:   CLOSED

Academic Session Hours (resumes Monday, January 15, 2018)
Monday - Thursday:   8:30 a.m. - midnight
Friday:   8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:   2:00 p.m. - midnight

Research Assistance during the Academic Session
Monday - Friday:   12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
And by appointment library@randolphcollege.edu

Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Randolph College Archives
and Other Special Collections

Open by appointment Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
For an appointment, contact (434) 947-8133 or library@randolphcollege.edu

Lipscomb Library Fast Facts
compiled by Lisa Lee Broughman, Technical Services Librarian

Our Library Building

The original building was built in 1929, with the Dana wing added in 1967.

There are five floors in the library:

  • 4th (main floor) Circulation desk, Reference Desk, current magazines & journals, ASC, computers
  • 5th video viewing room, the Watts Rare Book Room, the Lininger Children's Literature Browsing Collection
  • 1st-3rd group study rooms, video rooms, children's literature collection, book & serials stacks

Our Library Collections

The library provides access to:
149,000 books housed in the library
17,000 videos
40,000 unique electronic journals
134,255 ebooks
Over 100 databases for online research

Our Library Access

During the academic sessions, Lipscomb Library is open 92.5 hours per week.

For additional information, please visit
"History of the Library of Randolph (Macon Woman's) College" by Cynthia J. Leonard '10
Lipscomb Library's Special Collections

Lipscomb Library Staff

Lisa Lee Broughman, M.L.I.S.
Director of the Library

Stephen Krueger, M.S.L.S.
Access and Outreach Services Librarian

Michael W. Sechler, M.A.R. & M.S.L.S.
Cataloging Librarian

Shahriar Abbassi, B.A.
Night Supervisor

Carol Johnson
Catalog Assistant

Catherine Lotspeich, B.S.
Interlibrary Loan and Circulation Assistant

Lynne N. Weaver, B.A.
Serials Coordinator and Library Accounts

Contact Lipscomb Library

(434) 947-8133


2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503