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Services and Collections

  • Over 4,000 print books; specializing in culinary arts, education, and nursing
  • On-site access to more than 100 databases
  • Over 70,000 full-text journals and 240,000 e-books
  • Test preparation guides (CLEP, GED, Praxis, & more)
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Free interlibrary loan service
  • Photocopying and faxing
  • Scanning, laminating, and printing

Library Newsletter

The Roanoke Higher Education Center Library distributes a monthly e-newsletter to keep Center students, staff and faculty informed of library announcements, new books and resources, research tips, and library services. View an archive of past issues and subscribe to receive future issues in your inbox.

Accessing the Library 

The Roanoke Higher Education Center Library is for the students, clients, faculty, and staff of the Center. We are not a public library. To access the library, you will need to have an RHEC library card and sign in using our touch screen system. Current students, clients, faculty, and staff affiliated with one of our member institutions may apply for a free library card online or at the circulation desk. You must provide proof of your current status, such as:

  • University or school identification
  • Letter of acceptance
  • Current semester course schedule
  • Signed letter from a member institution

Community Borrowers and Guests

Anyone not affiliated with the Roanoke Higher Education Center may apply for a community borrower membership at the circulation desk for a nominal annual fee to check out material. A community borrower card does not grant library computer access or other privileges. Guests participating in meetings, training sessions, or day rental activities at the Center can request temporary access from library staff.