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Library Classroom Policies

  • Library classrooms are available only during regular building hours
  • Library classrooms must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

  • University classes are limited to using a Library classroom no more than three times per semester.

  • Orientation to classroom equipment, including accessing the room, is available to  instructors in advance of the scheduled use of the classroom. Contact Kayla McNabb at

  • A two-day cancellation notice is requested; contact Kayla McNabb at

  • Instructors are strongly encouraged to be present when their class is meeting for a library instruction session. If no librarian is present, the instructor is required to be present.

  • Reservations for University Libraries classrooms should be made by completing the Reservation Request Form. Reservation is complete when the person completing the reservation receives a confirmation email.

  • For Librarians & Library Staff: Request a Classroom

  • For University Faculty & Instructors:Request a Library Instruction Session

  • Users are responsible and accountable for the cleanliness and order of the classroom following use. The Library is not responsible for left or unattended items.

Room Information:

Please note that:

  • Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis

  • The periods from late January to mid-April and late August to late October are especially busy times for library instruction. The classrooms will be kept available for library instruction during these periods.

  • Restrictions include:

    • Use of classroom by student groups, unaccompanied by faculty.

    • Multiple uses of rooms  (more than 3 times in one semester).

    • Simultaneous use of two or more rooms by one group, class or department.

    • Use of classrooms by non-University groups.

The Learning Services Specialist and appropriate personnel will review and approve requests based on availability and the following considerations:

  • The Library classrooms are primarily intended for library-related instruction. Activities such as software training, administering exams, and meetings will only be considered when no other spaces are available and library instruction is not scheduled.

  • With the exception of Scale-Up, library instruction spaces are primarily for instruction through the library only; they are not to be reserved for the exclusive use of semester-long courses.

  • Library Classrooms may be available for other educational teaching, meeting, training or presentation by persons/groups affiliated with Virginia Tech.

  • Inquiries about library tours should contact Neal Henshaw at or read more about our Self Guided Audio Tours

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.