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  • Faculty Week: Publishing support from the University Libraries

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

    Aug 21, 2014
  • What's new with the University Libraries

    There's been a lot of changes since the end of the spring 2014 semester:

    Aug 21, 2014
  • Faculty Week: Material delivery options

    Faculty have several options to have library materials delivered (not to mention the enormous amount of materials available online in your office, classroom, home, or travelling).

    Aug 20, 2014
  • Faculty week: Supporting your distance education students

    The library provides a range of services to support distance education students taking classes at a remote site or through an online class and to faculty who work outside Blacksburg (Graduate Centers, Extension offices, ARECs, Equine Medical Center, etc.). We strive to give these remote users a similar experience to our Blacksburg patrons.

    Aug 19, 2014
  • Finding textbooks in library collections

    Each semester, the library receives a list from the bookstore of all textbooks and required readings for that term. We use this list to identify any copies of those books we have in our collection and place those books on textbook reserve. (We do not own every textbook, however.) Faculty may also place personal copies of textbooks on reserve (and students should encourage them to do so). Items on reserve have a shorter checkout period than books in the regular collection, two days for most books.
    Aug 19, 2014
  • Faculty week: Keep current in your research with alerting services

    A wealth of academic information and data is published every day. Keeping up with all these new publications can be a daunting task. At one time, librarians regularly flipped through new journal issues, comparing contents against index cards submitted by faculty listing areas of interest and typing up bibliographies of potential matches. Now alerting services (also called current awareness services) can provide such lists automatically. Alerts can be sent from publishers, article-indexing databases, or third parties that combines these sources.

    Aug 18, 2014
  • Faculty week: Placing items on Reserve

    Course Reserves are a means to set aside materials for a class in the library branch of your choice (Newman, Art + Architecture, NVC Resource Center, or Vet Med). These materials have a limited loan period (1 week, 2 days, 2 hours) to ensure access during the time they are on reserve. Materials can include library-owned books, videos, and other items, photocopies, or your personal copies of books and videos. We can also link to online resources like ebooks or articles so that all your required readings appear together on your reserve page.

    Aug 17, 2014
  • Faculty week: Linking library resources in Scholar

    Copyright law permits some inclusion of articles, ebooks, and other sources for inclusion in a Scholar-hosted course (see our copyright pages for details), the library prefers you link to these sources for more accurate usage statistics, which are important when subscriptions are reviewed. We offer detailed instructions for creating persistent links to these sources.

    Aug 16, 2014
  • Shifting of collections continue, some collections moving from their traditional floors

    Collections on the fourth floor continue to be shifted and compacted. All call number that have traditionally been located on that floor (Q: science, R: medicine, S: agriculture) have now been shifted to their final location, freeing up much space. The end of the P call numbers (literature) will now start shifting from the third floor to the fourth, starting with the PT call number range (Germanic literature).

    Aug 03, 2014
  • New materials for July 2014 posted

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

    Aug 01, 2014
  • University updating VPN service, may require changes to your configuration

    The current Virginia Tech PPTP Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will be decommissioned soon. Configure your devices to use the new remote access - VPN now, because the PPTP service will not be available once the PPTP service is decommissioned.

    Virginia Tech's remote access - VPN service allows you to access university services as though you were on the Virginia Tech network, such as our subscription databases, ebooks, and ejournals. A VPN connection to the campus network is an alternative to Off Campus Sign In, and can give you access to additional resources, like Network Software's downloadable packages. You can use a VPN connection to the campus network on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices like iOS and Android.

    Jul 29, 2014
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online adds content in the sciences, children's literature, maps, and religion

    Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) from Gale indexes the full text of books, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, diaries, photographs, statistics, literature, government reports, treaties, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages as HTML and PDF, plus some image formats. Now includes 12 topical areas from literature to science, politics to religion, and maps to photography. 1789-1925.

    Jul 10, 2014



Newman Library break hours

Sun, Aug 17: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Fri, Aug 18-22: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 23: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun, Aug 24: open 9:00am*

* 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 summer hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center break hours

Sun, Aug 17: Closed
Mon-Fri, Aug 18-22: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Sat, Aug 23: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, Aug 24: Closed

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library summer hours

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

Current semester hours