The Visual Resources Collection of the Art + Architecture Library consists of an online database of 18,000 images, 70,000 slides, and more than 400 architectural drawing sets. These materials are available to current Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students for research and instructional purposes. For assistance with any of the visual collections, please contact the Visual Resources Curator, Steve Tatum.
Digital images are available through Luna Insight, which is a program designed for viewing images online and for classroom presentation. We are building the collection with the help of art and architecture faculty to provide support for their courses, and welcome any additional faculty to our effort. Students may also use Luna for study and presentations.
The slide collection is in storage. Faculty may still borrow slides for classroom use.
The drawing collection consists of over 400 sets of plans concentrating on American architecture of the late 20th Century. The collection also includes maps and plans of the Virginia Tech campus, Blacksburg, and various other locations around the world. The collection is for educational use only and is restricted to current Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students. (See circulation information below.)
Please ask for assistance when using the collection.
Some architecture archives will (for a fee) reproduce drawings and plans in their collections that they hold copyright for.
Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm