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Tours, classes and training

The University Libraries offer a range of instructional opportunities designed to help students and faculty maximize their effectiveness in using library information resources. Our goal is to enhance the information literacy of all members of the University community.

Living or working from off campus? Your two points of contact for instructional services from the staff of the University Libraries are your Distance Education librarian and your College Librarian.

If you are not affiliated with Virginia Tech and wish to arrange a library tour and/or class, contact Neal Henshaw, Classroom Manager.

Tour the Libraries

  • Self-guided audio tours using QR codes scanned by your smart phone or iPads checked out from the Circulation Desk
  • Ask for a print copy of the Library's Self-Guided Tour at the Lobby Information Desk -or- download a pdf version
  • Library Maps (an online tour of Newman Library)
  • If you want to see one of the branch libraries - call and talk to the staff.

Information Skills Classes

Public Training Sessions

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.


Newman Library spring hours

Sun: Open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: Open 24 hours*
Fri: Close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* 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 spring hours

Sun: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center spring hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library spring hours

Sun: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Current semester hours