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:
Or, it can be a more formal classroom setting such as:
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:
Discussion can include:
To find out more about the instructional services available from the University Libraries, contact David Beagle, your Distance Education Librarian at 231-9231, or your College Librarian. David Beagle 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.
Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour option with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit.
The tour consists of 16 different information stops/points, accessible by using a device to scan a QR code. Once scanned using the camera in your mobile device and its built-in reader or a separate app, your device will play an audio track (with some photos/videos) explaining the different services that are offered in Newman Library and how our collections are organized. The audio track at each stop will direct you to the next stop, where you will scan the next QR code.
To take the tour you will either need to use a smartphone or tablet, have access to Virginia Tech’s wireless network (we recommend wireless over a cellular data network since several sections of the library get little to no cellular signal), and have headphones or earbuds to hear the narration. If you do not have a suitable device, then you can check out an iPad at the Circulation Desk. The Circulation staff will show you how to take the tour.
Sun, May 12: open 7:30am*
Mon-Tue, May 13-14: open 24 hours*
Wed, May 15: close 8:00pm
Thu-Fri, May 16-17: 7:30am - 8:00pm (break hours begin)
Sat-Sun, May 18-19: 9:00am - 6:00pm
*During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.
Sun, May 12: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Mon-Tue: May 13-14: 8:00am - 11:00pm
Wed-Fri, May 15-17: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun, May 18-19: Closed
Mon-Thu, May 13-16: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri, May 17: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Sat, May 18: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, May 19: Closed
Mon-Fri, May 20-24: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Sun, May 12: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Tue: May 13-14: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Wed, May 15: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thu-Fri, May 16-17: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun, May 18-19: Closed