Skip Menu

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content


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 break hours

Sun, Nov 23: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Tue, Nov 23-25: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wed, Nov 26: 7:30am - 12:00noon
Thu-Fri, Nov 27-28: Closed
Sat, Nov 29: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun, Nov 30: open 9:00am*

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

Current semester hours