We envision a place that brings together the campus and community for creative, cultural, academic, and social experiences.
The library's Multipurpose Room was designed to accommodate a wide range of public events and activities, from film screenings and lectures, to receptions and exhibits. Our intention is to showcase programs that highlight learning, research, culture, and creativity.
The Multipurpose Room (Room 101M) is located on the first floor of Newman Library behind the Study Café and between the CommLab and SCALE-UP Classroom. The space includes two 90-inch monitors at the front of the room and six 70-inch monitors around the perimeter. Content can be displayed simultaneously throughout the room. It can also be pushed out individually to each screen as well.
The technology package includes: DVD/Blu-Ray player, cable television, Apple TV, gaming systems, Polycom teleconferencing, videoconferencing, campus wireless connectivity, built-in speakers, microphones, and video cameras. A laptop, iPad, cables, and various adaptors are also available.
The furniture is flexible and includes 100 stackable chairs and 20 (2 ft. by 4 ft.) tables. A portable lectern is also available. This arrangement enables a wide range of configurations to accommodate different event and program needs.
The Multipurpose Room is available during the operating hours of Newman Library.
Virginia Tech faculty and staff may request the room for public events and programs; however, a library collaborator is highly encouraged. Agreement is subject to room availability and criteria matching the mission of the space. Campus departments, units, or organizations are able to reserve the Multipurpose Room twice per semester. We cannot accommodate requests for meetings, department workshops, campus interviews, private events, or classroom instruction.
Library employees may request the room for various needs including webinars, forums, panels, video conferencing, training seminars, or related departmental functions. Additionally, librarians and staff are encouraged to collaborate with campus and community partners to develop programming and events.
Library employees can review room availability by using an Outlook Calendar; search for Multipurpose Room. Inquiries regarding room reservations or technology capabilities should be directed to Sita Williams. Requests will be reviewed and responded to promptly.
Each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but generally speaking, the library offers three levels of support for the Multipurpose Room:
The University Libraries offer high-quality video recording, live streaming, and archiving services for scholarly events at Virginia Tech. The Libraries will host these recordings in VTechWorks, the University Libraries' digital repository, and a URI will be provided for linking and embedding. For additional information, please contact the Event Capture Team.
Sun: opens at 9:00am*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 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.