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  • Off Campus Sign In now uses CAS authentication

    The University Libraries' Off Campus Sign In service now uses CAS (Central Authentication Service) just like ILLiad and numerous other online campus services.

    Whenever you need to access library resources like articles, databases, ejournals, or ebooks while outside the campus network, look for the Off Campus Sign In button on any library web page, then login using your PID and password. If you have already signed in to CAS for another service, you'll automatically be logged into the service.

    Oct 05, 2015
  • Artstor Digital Library provides visual resources for numerous academic fields

    Artstor provides high quality images of visual media like paintings, photographs, architecture, sculpture, decorative arts, and other forms of visual culture. It provides tools to create, manage, and present collections of images. Prehistoric times-present.

    While Artstor has traditionally supported academics in art history, architecture, and design fields, it has a breadth of content to support a range of disciplines.

    Sep 28, 2015
  • VPN access to library resource restored

    Last spring, we removed access to library resources through the VPN to stay in compliance with contracts with these resources' vendors. Remote access to databases, ejournals, ebooks, and more was only available through Off Campus Sign In.

    The university has now reconfigured the VPN so that everything is in full compliance with our licenses. The library has worked with publishers to reinstate VPN use.

    Sep 06, 2015
  • Henry Stewart Talks database trial provides streaming videos of life science seminars

    This database is on trial through December 31, 2015. Henry Stewart Talks provides access to over 1,500 online seminar-style talks for biochemistry, cancer, neurobiology, genetics, and more. Each seminar talk includes options for linking or embedding, as a whole talk, or as one or more customized segments based on start/end times. Please provide feedback on this trial.

    Aug 30, 2015
  • 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 23, 2015
  • 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 22, 2015
  • 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 21, 2015
  • 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 20, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • 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 19, 2015


Newman Library fall hours

Sun: opens at 9:00am*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00a. - 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 - 5:00pm
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, Nov 15: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu, Nov 16-19: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri, Nov 20: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat, Nov 21: Closed

Current semester hours