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  • Open textbooks on display in Newman Library

    Students and faculty are invited to peruse a collection of open textbooks on display next to the reference desk on the second floor of Newman Library. Traditional textbooks tend to be very expensive, but open textbooks such as these from OpenStax College have several free online formats (the iBooks are $4.99) and are much cheaper in hardback form (the cost of printing, usually $30-$50). Students interested in reducing textbook costs can take pre-printed information from the display to give to their professors. More information is available in the OpenStax College textbook display FAQ. Our hard copy display should be around for a few weeks, or you can explore the books on the OpenStax website.

    Sep 16, 2014
  • VT Helping PAWS therapy animals return to Newman Sept 18

    The therapy animals from VT Helping PAWS are returning to the second floor lobby of Newman Library from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Come take a break from studying to pet and hang out with these friendly balls of fur and their vet school handlers.

    Sep 09, 2014
  • Free webinars provide tutorials on databases

    The University Libraries subscribe to numerous databases that provide free webinars on using their search interfaces. These webinars can help you become a more efficient searcher or learn about new features of the database. See our list of upcoming webinars you can register for and view from the comfort of your own desk. 

    Sep 09, 2014
  • Students can apply for travel scholarships to OpenCon 2014 in DC by Sept 26

    Graduate and undergraduate students at Virginia Tech are encouraged to apply for one of two available travel scholarships to OpenCon 2014, the student and early career researcher conference on open access, open education, and open data to be held on November 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC. The scholarships cover travel expenses, lodging, and some meals. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student, and the other will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student.

    Sep 08, 2014
  • NLI workshop: Creating passionate student researchers offered Wed Sept 17

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    10:00am - 10:50am
    1100 Torgersen
    Led by Rebecca Miller
    Register online

    Creating passionate student researchers is the goal of many courses and workshops at Virginia Tech. This session highlights findings from Project Information Literacy, a long-term research project that studies how students engage in research and how faculty can enhance this process. Specifically, session participants will come away with 10 specific ideas for facilitating better student research skills and habits. This session will also identify and explore opportunities for faculty to collaborate with librarians, a natural partnership in the endeavor to enhance student research skills.

    Sep 07, 2014
  • New materials for August 2014 posted

    New materials lists for items cataloged in August 2014, have been posted.

    Sep 01, 2014
  • Caribbean Newspapers database now on trial

    This database is on trial through Sept. 25, 2014. Caribbean Newspapers from Readex Newsbank provides full-text of  English, Spanish, French, and Danish language papers from across the Caribbean and Bermuda. 1718-1876.

    Aug 25, 2014
  • Tips for new students

    The University Libraries would like to welcome new students to Virginia Tech: freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students. We have a lot of services and resources to offer you during your career here at Virginia Tech. Here are some tips and frequently asked questions (and answers!) for new students.

    Aug 24, 2014
  • Faculty Week: updates on tools for promotion and tenure

    The library has several services to support faculty in the promotion and tenure process. Cited reference searching can help measure your research impact when preparing dossiers for promotion and tenure. We also have tools to determine high-impact journals in which to publish.

    Aug 24, 2014
  • Faculty Week: How to arrange library instruction sessions

    The Virginia Tech Libraries is looking forward again to working with students on using our wealth of collections, resources, and services for their assignments and research projects. It's easy for instructors to set up sessions where college or instruction librarians can provide instruction tailored to these assignments and projects.

    Aug 23, 2014
  • Faculty week: Designing library research assignments

    Designing library research assignments for undergraduates can be a complex process. Many instructors make assumptions about their students: experience in doing research projects in high school or freshman year, familiarity in using online search tools, knowledge of potential sources like newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, and an understanding of how knowledge is organized. Instead, students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and may have had little or no exposure to the research process.

    Aug 22, 2014
  • Faculty Week: Publishing support from the University Libraries

    The Virginia Tech Libraries provide several support options for faculty publishing.

    Aug 21, 2014



Newman Library fall 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 fall 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 fall 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 fall 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