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 at Randolph 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

Academic Session Hours
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

Hours During Breaks
Winter break (December 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019):
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed

The library will also be closed December 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019 for the holiday

Research Assistance during the Academic Session
Monday - Friday:   1:00 - 5:00 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, 9:00 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, Director of the Library

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, small study rooms, group study rooms
  • 1st-3rd group study rooms, video rooms, children's literature collection, book & serials stacks

Our Library Collections

The library provides access to:
198,000 volumes housed in the library
4,600 videos on site
50,455 streaming video titles
140,000 electronic journals
514,500 ebooks titles
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 at Randolph 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 & Outreach Services Librarian

Kelsey Molseed, M.L.I.S.
Research & Instruction Librarian

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

Shahriar Abbassi, B.A.
Evening Circulation Supervisor

Carol Johnson
Cataloging & Serials Assistant

Jessica Kindler, M.A.
Daytime Circulation Supervisor

Catherine Lotspeich, B.S.
Interlibrary Loan Assistant & Accounts Payable

Contact Lipscomb Library

(434) 947-8133


2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503