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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 fall hours

Sun: open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: open 24 hours*
Fri: close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* 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