The libraries partner with departments across campus to provide you with services and assistance in Newman Library and online.
With coffee, tea, and other specialty drinks provided by EspressOasis, plus locally baked goods and snacks, lots of electric outlets, and comfy seating, the study café is the happening spot in Newman Library. Whether you are watching a poetry reading, pulling an all-nighter, or enjoying the latest edition to our Popular Reading Collection, we hope you enjoy this special space on the first floor.
CommLab is located in Newman 101A and is open 12 noon to 6:00pm Monday-Thursday. CommLab extends the classroom experience and provides support for class assignments and special projects. Graduate and undergraduate students trained in public speaking and group work are available to help students with all areas of the speech making process. We also have videotaping capabilities. Students who wish to be videotaped should state that when making an appointment.
LISA provides statistical advice, analysis, and education to Virginia Tech researchers by offering individual collaboration meetings, walk-in consulting, educational short courses, and support for interdisciplinary research projects. LISA's statistical collaborators are trained to help researchers design experiments, analyze and plot data, run statistical software, interpret results, and communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians. Our assistance is free for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students on academic research projects. Consultants are available in Port (room 3300 Torgersen) on a regular schedule.
With the ongoing construction on cadet quarters on the upper quad, the Virginia Tech Corp of Cadets Museum is temporarily housed on the fourth floor of Newman Library, making this fascinating collection documenting an important part of the history of the university publicly viewable for the first time. Some 25 cases display old cadet uniforms, pictures, articles, sabers, band memorabilia, and unit artifacts.
The Writing Center is located in room 101A Newman Library for the summer. It is open to all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, at all levels. We work with writing and reading assignments from any course in the university. We can also help you with writing projects that are not linked to classes. The Center is free and open for regular appointments or walk-in sessions.