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Ann Sanford Memorial Library

The VBAS Library is located on the first floor of the Wilhelm Angele Observatory and consists of one of the largest collections of astronomy related publications in the Southeast!

Follow this link to our library catalog: The catalog at LibraryThing is now complete, and even contains the checkout-status of books, now updated approximately weekly (it only lists the status, not the borrower, of course).

The LOWER search box specifically searches the VBAS catalog (do not use the upper search box, unless you want to search other libraries in LibraryThing). Please note the graphic below.

VBAS Library Catalog Search Graphic

Here are some images of our astronomical library:

LibraryLibraryVarious Star Atlases


Library Home Delivery

VBAS members! Our librarian, Jeff Bennett, is now offering Home Delivery of our VBAS library books!

Browse the VBAS Library's online catalog

Then, email Jeff B. at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your requested books. Read below for details:

Must be a member in good standing. (Want to renew? Click Here. )
Each household may borrow up to 5 books for up to 90 days. Borrowers must be home to receive books. Jeff will coordinate delivery with you in advance.
Jeff will deliver and pick up on the first Saturday of the month, as long as stay at home orders are in place.
Jeff will wear a mask and be healthy (or, he won't run the service)
Books will be in quarantine for one month between check outs.
Books will be in a plastic bag and only be handled by Jeff while wearing plastic gloves/mask.
Orders will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
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