Library and Learning Resources Center Renovations (photos)

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The College’s library and Learning Resources Center in Wythe Hall on the Hampton campus were renovated. The upgrades include new furniture, ceiling tiles and lights and an updated floor plan resulting in more accessible service points, an expanded computer area, new group-study spaces and a modern aesthetic.


Library Reopening Delay

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The reopening of Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton Campus library has been rescheduled for Monday, May 21 due to construction delays. Beginning Thursday, May 17 staff and services will be available at the following locations:

  • Computer access, Printing, Library Cards, Research Assistance  – Available in the Academic Computer Lab, Room 255, Hampton Campus.
  • Course Reserves, Book Return, Library Cards – Available in the Tutorial Learning Center, Room 253, Hampton Campus.

Library staff will be stationed near library entrances to assist students.  For more information, call 825-2877, or email

Hampton Library – Closed for Renovations

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The Hampton Library will be closed for renovations from May 8 – 16.  Services will resume on May 17 though some services may be relocated.  A book drop will remain accessible at the back door to Wythe Hall.  Students who need to renew books over the phone should call the Historic Triangle Library at (757) 258-6500.

Other Learning Resource Center offices will also be closed during the semester break, as follows:

  • The Academic Computer Lab will be closed to students but open to faculty from May 8 – 11.  The lab will be closed entirely from May 14 – 16, reopening on May 17.
  • The College Math Center and the Tutorial Learning Center will be closed from May 8 – 16, reopening on May 17.
  • The College Writing Center will be closed from May 8 – 21, reopening on May 22.
  • The Make-Up and Distance Learning Testing Center will be closed from May 9 – 21, reopening on May 22.

Learning Resources Interim Hours, Hampton Campus: Thanksgiving Week 2010

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TNCC has announced revised hours of operation for Learning Resources at the Hampton campus. Services will be available as follows:

Academic Computing Lab

  • Monday, Nov. 22 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24 8 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Thurs. – Sun. Closed


Historic Triangle Campus Update: Science Labs and Construction

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Science labs, student study rooms in the Learning Resource Center, and the terrazzo floor in the main hallways in the first building of the College’s new Historic Triangle campus are taking shape as construction continues..

While much of the exterior construction work is practically complete, a great deal of interior work is ongoing in anticipation of the targeted 2009 opening of the new campus which is situated on nearly 74 acres at the Warhill Site in James City County.

Thomas Nelson Community College Educators Recognized by National Endowment of the Arts

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Aileen Schweitzer, director of the Learning Resources Center, and Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long, professor of English were honored by Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), with a certificate of achievement for their “outstanding contribution to education” in recognition of their involvement last year in the joint Newport News Public Library and NEA community reading project, The Big Read which involved TNCC’s library and Book Circles among other community book groups to read Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. The two honorees have since joined the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium, which promotes books and authors, having brought Amy Tan to the region last September. The Consortium plans to bring Walter Mosley in October.

Schweitzer is a resident of Newport News and Long is a resident of Norfolk.

For additional information, please contact the TNCC Office of Public Relations and Marketing at 825-2725.