THEN: The college library contained around eight thousand volumes, with valuable additions annually made by donations and purchases. The Walton Classical Library, with an endowment of $1,000, contained works on Greek and Latin subjects. The Darden English Library, with an endowment of $1,000, contained books for the use of students in the English department.
NOW: McGraw-Page library contains more than 160,000 volumes (and has a capacity for 240,000 volumes), 1,050 subscriptions to journals and newspapers, and 5,000 video and audio items. The library's on-line catalog, MaconCat, and other databases are fully integrated with the campus network. Twenty-five computers in the library provide access to the Internet. The history of the United Methodist Church in Virginia, the college's archives, and other distinctive collections are housed in the library's Special Collections area.
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