University Libraries

Employees have access to all of the resources offered by the University Libraries.


In addition to the Newman Library, on the main campus in Blacksburg, Va., the library also has satellite locations:

Using library resources

Using a Hokie Passport card as a library card, employees (and their spouses and children with a valid photo ID) may check out any of the libraries' circulating items, which include books, journals, videos, dvds, cds, laptops, and iPads. Employees may also visit the libraries to access the internet and/or use computers.

Using support services

The libraries also provide research and instruction support. College librarians are subject experts providing faculty, staff, and students from each of Virginia Tech’s colleges with information services tailored to the needs of each field. These librarians support their colleges by:

  • purchasing materials - books, videos, serials, databases - in support of the college
  • providing subject-specific research assistance
  • helping design realistic assignments that will deepen and test discipline-specific information skills
  • teaching information skills sessions
  • leading or arranging tours of the libraries
  • assisting with distance education classes

The libraries also offer: