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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, Dec 21: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Tues, Dec 22-23: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wed, Dec 24: 7:30am - 12:00  noon
Thu-Thu, Dec 25 - Jan 1: Closed

Current semester hours

Art + Architecture Library break hours

Sun, Dec 21: Closed
Mon, Dec 22: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues, Dec 23: 8:00am - 12:00 noon
Wed-Sun, Dec 24 - Jan 4: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center break hours

Sun-Thu, Dec 21 - Jan 1: Closed

Current semester hours