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Instructional services for extended-campus users

The University Libraries' College Librarians can provide instruction for Virginia Tech affiliates who are at distant locations. It can be informal, individual instruction through means such as:

  • email
  • telephone
  • Skype or other video conferencing
  • assistance in creating library assignments
  • specialized library handouts
  • access to Subject guides

Or, it can be a more formal classroom setting such as:

  • setting up a two-way interactive video session (e.g. VTEL) for a class or graduate seminar
  • providing on-site instruction for a classroom session
  • setting up a chat session for a class
  • participating in listserv/Scholar discussions or Q & A sessions

Instruction sessions for classes will be customized to meet the needs of each class. Information will be covered that relates to the course material or to a specific assignment within the course.

Resources covered can include:

  • databases
  • online reference materials
  • full-text online resources like ebook, ejournals, reports, and more
  • Internet sites
  • Addison (Virginia Tech's online catalog)
  • Summon, our large-scale discovery database

Discussion can include:

  • the characteristics of specific subject literature
  • evaluating information
  • searching the Internet effectively
  • retrieving information located at the Blacksburg campus

To find out more about the instructional services available from the University Libraries, email the distance education support group, or your College Librarian. The group is also your contact for information on Off Campus Sign In or PIDs.

Information on how to obtain the hard copy of library resources at extended campus locations can be found at the Interlibrary Loan web site.


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

Art + Architecture Library break hours

Sun, Nov 23: Closed
Mon-Tue, Nov 24-25: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed-Sun, Nov 26-30: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center break hours

Sun, Nov 23: Closed
Mon-Tue, Nov 24-25: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wed-Sun, Nov 26-30: Closed

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library break hours

Sun, Nov 23: Closed
Mon-Tue, Nov 24-25: 7:30am- 11:00pm
Wed, Nov 26: 7:30am - 12:00noon
Thu-Sat, Nov 27-29: Closed
Sun, Nov 30: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Current semester hours