The Mary Helen Cochran Library is more than a place.  It’s a toolbox of services, materials, and people who can help you succeed!




The Mary Helen Cochran Library is a place to read, to study, to relax.

  • Rooms for quiet study and group work
  • Comfortable chairs for reading
  • classrooms
  • a computer lab
  • 24-hour accessible study spaces


It’s also a set of research tools to help you explore and learn.

  • Over 300,000 books and electronic books
  • Thousands and thousands of online articles
  • The Sweet Briar College Archives houses documents that preserve the history of the college


And the library is a team of caring professionals, eager to work with you to find the information you need to succeed in college and in life.

  • One-on-one personal research appointments
  • 24-7 chat research help
  • Email or call 434-381-6138 and to work with us to find the information you need!