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  • GIS labs and facilties

    A number of computer labs in the library, around the Blacksburg campus, and in the National Capital Region provide access to GIS-related software.

  • Instruction and courses in GIS

    Check the following course catalogs, GIS related classes are taught in many different colleges and departments on campus.

  • Other resources

    Links to Virginia Tech centers and institutes that provide support for GIS research, GIS-related organizations on campus, and listservs and blogs on GIS topics.

  • Software

    Software packages from ESRI and ARC are available for free to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students.



Maps Librarian

GIS specialist

  • Ed Brooks
  • GIS Specialist
  • 540-231-9225
  • gisdata@vt.edu
  • Newman Library room 2030
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

Data request form

Newman Library exam hours

Sun, Dec 14: open 7:30am*
Mon-Wed, Dec 15-17: open 24 hours*
Thu, Dec 18: close 8:00pm
Fri, Dec 19: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat-Sun, Dec 20-21: 9:00am - 6:00pm

* 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