Newman Library has a number of collections beyond the books and journals in the Stacks. Many of these are kept at the Circulation Desk or have shorter checkout periods. See our borrowing privileges page for details.
We have a collection of about 150 audiocassette titles which encompasses music, interviews, poetry readings and more. Please note that we do not have a popular "books on tape" collection; these may be found at the local public library. Cassettes are searchable in Addison by call number, title, and artist/composer.
Microforms are non-circulating photographic reductions of print materials produced in the interest of saving space,obtaining or preserving rare or heavily used materials, or providing duplicate copies. Newman Library has a microforms collection numbering near 6 million items, including prints of books, magazines, newspapers, and engineering and technical reports.
The phonorecord collection (also known as albums) is located in the off-campus storage facility. Items from this collection may be requested by using Request feature on Addison. Items are available for pickup within two business days at the Newman Circulation Desk or any of the branch libraries. Phonorecords are listed in Addison by call number, title and artist/composer.
The University Libraries has reestablished the Popular Reading Collection. Made up of best sellers and recently published fiction and non-fiction, this collection is located on the exterior wall beside the second floor Learning Commons.
Initiated in 2006 by Mr. Ray Gaskins for the purchase of DVDs and videos of classic and popular films.
Dr. Ray Gaskins ('64) received his B.S in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Statistics from Virginia Tech before joining the faculty of Hampden Sydney College, where he now holds Emeritus status. His decision to financially support the film collection comes from his deep interest in cinema and his desire to see Virginia Tech's collection become one of the largest in the mid-Atlantic region.
A complete list of DVDs in the Ray Gaskins DVD collection is available in Addison.
The script collection consists of over 7700 items (complete listing by title). Scripts are kept in a special section on the third floor which is labeled as Newman Scripts in Addison.. There are a number of means to search for script in Addison, however none allow for limiting to items in the Scripts section.
The video collection consists of over 7000 items, encompassing both educational and more popular titles. Most of these are in the NTSC (VHS) format, but we have some titles in PAL (a format used in Europe and Asia) as well. Videos are searchable in Addison by title, actor/director, subject, and call number. The video collection is kept in the former reshelving room on the second floor (room 2020) sorted in call number order.