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About the Libraries

Academic search engines (database type)

Acceptable forms of ID to check materials out

Addison - the Virginia Tech library catalog

Addison mobile (use on smartphones)

Checking your library account - see My Library Account

Creating alerts (from Addison)

Forms (available through Addison)

Appeal a fine or a book on your library account
Proxy borrower authorization form
Request a search (to help find materials you cannot locate in the library building)
Reserve materials
Place items on reserve (VT instructors only: PDF form to place library items on reserve)
Reserve request form (VT instructors only: PDF form to place personal items on reserve)
Searching for Reserve materials
Schedule media materials (VT instructors and extension agents only)
Search help (Addison help screens)

Administration - see Dean's Office

Agricultural, biological and medical sciences (subject databases)

AIAA [American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics] (reference sheet guide)

Alerting services in Addison (the library catalog)

Alerting services for journals

All databases (access lists)

Almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and miscellaneous reference works

Altmetrics (bibliometrics)

Alumni Portal listing library resources available to alumni

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics [AIAA] (Reference sheet guide)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers [ASME] (Reference sheet guide)

American Society for Testing and Materials [ASTM] (Reference sheet guide)

Ancestry (topic guide)

Announcements, library

Annual reports, library

Appeal form (for fines and books)

Approval plan, collection management

App shelf

Architecture, art, and design (subject databases)


University Archives (see also Special Collections)

Art + Architecture Library

Article-searching (database type)

Ask a librarian (ask questions online)


ASME [American Society of Mechanical Engineers] (Reference sheet guide)

ASTM [American Society for Testing and Materials] (Reference sheet guide)

Audio collections (CD, audiocassette, etc)

Audio books

Collections and formats available

Audio-visual services

Digital Imaging and Archiving located in Torgersen Hall)

Innovation Space (formerly called the New Media Center, located in Torgersen Hall)

Classroom support (of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies, located in Torgersen Hall)

Author identities

Google Scholar Citations

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)


Scopus Author Identities


Automated external defibrillators