Bortz Library

Bortz Library

Via Sacra
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6190

The state-of-the-art Bortz Library, named for the College's 23rd president, Walter M. Bortz III, is one of the College's most valuable academic resources; its collection was specifically selected to support Hampden-Sydney's liberal arts curriculum.

The Bortz Library opened on August 13, 2007, was built in the Federal Style with Georgian touches, and contains 246,500 volumes, 18,000+ periodical titles, electronic catalog, micro-formats, and government documents arranged in open stacks or computerized for ease of use. Ten group study rooms are available for use by groups of 4-10 students.

Individuals study carrels are located throughout the library. Computers are conveniently located throughout the library, and laptops may be checked out at the main circulation desk for intra-library use. Also located in the Library, the Fuqua International Communications Center houses the newest electronic equipment to support learning. It maintains a collection of more than 10,640 videodiscs, videotapes, compact discs, sound recordings, and computer software programs. Viewing-listening rooms also in the FICC hold a variety of hardware for individual and group use.

A coffee bar serving cold drinks and a variety of coffees is located on the main floor of the building with easy access to comfortable reading spots or the reading porch.