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Overview of the libraries

For an overview of services offered at Newman Library, take a tour.

The University Libraries supports the university mission by:

  • selecting, organizing, and providing convenient access to information resources needed by the learning, teaching, research, and outreach community of Virginia Tech,
  • providing direct assistance and learning opportunities that encourage the development of those information competencies necessary for educational, professional, and personal growth in a knowledge-based society,
  • preserving access to selected library resources of significant scholarly value for the research community,
  • providing a comfortable infrastructure of spaces and technologies for the discovery, exchange, and advancement of ideas.

Established in 1872 with 500 volumes, the library now includes holdings of more than 2 million volumes physically located in Newman Library and the branches:

The university community also has access to a large and continuously expanding collection of electronic databases and full content journals provided by the library.

The library is a selective depository for federal documents and is an invited member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

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Newman Library summer hours

Sun: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Current semester hours

Art + Architecture Library summer hours

Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center summer hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library summer hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Current semester hours