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The reference collection, labeled as Reference Room in Addison and Summon, contains sources for quick answers and guides into other sources in the stacks and online. Material in the collection includes

  • Dictionaries and encyclopedias, both general and subject-specific
  • Indexes to publish literature, particularly indexes that are not duplicated by our databases
  • Statistical compilations
  • Directories
  • Handbooks

Items in our reference collection do not circulate; they must be used in the building.


Newman Library second floor Newman Library second floor

Newman Library Hours

Open 24/7 through May 10th.
Wed. May 11, 2016 - Closes at 8 P.M.

*During 24-hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30 a.m.