Library tours can be scheduled for classes or groups, or individuals can take a self-guided tour anytime we're open. 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.
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. Contact Kayla McNabb if you need a copy of your quiz grade sent to an instructor.
The tour consists of 16 different information stops/points, accessible by using a device to scan a QR code. Once scanned, 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 your smartphone or tablet or one of the library's iPads, have access to Virginia Tech's wireless network (preferred), and have a set of headphone 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.
Contact Kayla McNabb to schedule a class or special group tour. We can arrange a complete tour (50 minute class period) or an abbreviated tour followed by a brief introduction to online resources. A short quiz to show proof of attendance can also be provided.
Please contact our branch libraries staff for tours at those locations.