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Reference Desk hours

Reference staff are available for individual assistance when you need help with research or using the libraries. We can help you use our various electronic and print resources to find the books, articles, or facts you need for your research.

The Reference Desk and Ready Reference collection is located on the second floor of the building, near the Circulation Desk. The Reference Room collection is located on the second floor near the reference desk and the rest rooms.

Phone: 540-231-9232

Branch libraries have combination reference and circulation desks. Assistance is available all hours these branches are open.

Can't get to the Library? 

Use our Ask a Librarian chat service. The service is staffed all hours the library is open.

Library not open? Leave us an email through the Ask a Librarian email service. We'll answer when our desks are next staffed.

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

Newman Library tour options

Self-guided audio tour

Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit. Locations and services are highlighted, and the tour takes about an hour. You can use your mobile device or check out an iPad from the Circulation Desk.