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Boatwright Memorial Library

High School Students, Teachers and Librarians

A guide for local high school students, educators and librarians in the Greater Richmond Region

Borrowing Materials

Students attending public or private schools in Henrico, Goochland, Powhatan, Hanover, Chesterfield and the City of Richmond are eligible to participate in our borrowing program. 

Click here to learn more information about borrowing books from Boatwright Memorial Library

In order to borrow materials from Boatwright Memorial Library, students in grades 9-12 must have a completed and signed High School Student Authorization Form

When borrowing materials, the borrower can request a receipt with the title and due date of borrowed items.  

High school borrowers may borrow a maximum of five (5) books at a time. The loan period is 28-days with one (1) renewal for an additional 28 days. To renew a book the student may call Access and User Services at 804-289-8876 before the due date.  

Items that are overdue for more than 20 days are subject to Lost Item Fees. 

Conducting Your Research at Boatwright Memorial Library

Boatwright Memorial Library has an abundance of resources - which may seem overwhelming. Take your time, remember that research is a process, you will find what you need with some patience and practice.

If you need help while you are on campus, feel free to drop by the first floor Access and User Services Desk. Our staff will be happy to assist you. 

Free Online Resources

Open Access is devoted to making scholarly information available online, free, and unrestricted. In addition to scholarly publications, the Open Access Movement also includes Open Science, Open Data, and Open Education - freeing the research process for even quicker dissemination of knowledge and more rapid discovery.

Open Access affects most of the cycle of Scholarly Communication, to name a few:

  • Allows greater access to resources supporting research, through open access publishing or open access repositories.
  • Allows for text or data mining, which has implications for some types of research.
  • Many funding agencies have policies requiring open access to articles resulting from their funding.

Please visit Scholarly Communications: Open Access for more information and open access resources. 

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