Ereaders and Devices: Ebooks for Everyone Part 3

Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 3 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   Did you know that ebooks from the University Libraries can… Read more »

Digital Rights Management: Ebooks for Everyone Part 2

Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 2 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   Just as print books come in various editions, printings, and… Read more »

One Million Ebooks and Counting: Ebooks For Everyone Part 1

  Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 1 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   While the University Libraries may physically change to meet… Read more »

Streaming Videos Provide Something for Everyone

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech offer far more than books on shelves.   Faculty and students have free and easy access to over 100,000 streaming videos. No matter the genre — documentaries, instructional, foreign films, classics, animated, kids films, historical footage, and more — there is a streaming media database for a variety of… Read more »

The Heizer Collection Highlights Courtship During the Civil War

Heizer Collection Letter

The Special Collections department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech announces the addition of the James Heizer Collection to its already strong holdings in the American Civil War. The collection of 146 letters between Confederate soldier James Heizer and his on-again-off-again fiancee, Phoebe, provides a personal view of courtship during wartime. This exciting addition… Read more »

Library materials available for delivery through campus mail

Through a partnership with Virginia Tech’s Mail Services, the University Libraries’ delivery service, Book Runner, now delivers library materials through campus mail. Faculty and staff with a campus address and/or department mail code may have most books and other items sent through campus mail.   To request items for delivery, find what you need in… Read more »

Feedback needed for magazine archive trials.

The Libraries are currently testing out three magazine archives which provide cover to cover access to contents.   In addition to the valuable articles published in these magazines, users will have access to the advertisements, which will be useful for business, fashion, and consumer research.   We would appreciated feedback on both the contents and the… Read more »

LexisNexis Academic subscription ending June 30, 2017

student looking at computer and taking notes

The University Libraries will be canceling the LexisNexis Academic database after June 30, 2017.   This database has not kept up with modern interface or linking technologies, and other resources supply equivalent content that is broader in scope and easier to search and download.   We recommend these databases in place of LexisNexis: For news… Read more »

Collections on the move!

sign in front of books reading: this collection is in the process of shifting. if you need help finding a book, please go to the 2nd floor reference desk

If your favorite section of books seems to be missing, or you can’t locate a book, have no fear! It’s probably just hanging out in a new spot. We’re reorganizing and some print collections are being moved within the building.   Beginning March 13, literature collections in the P classification are moving to the 3rd… Read more »

FAQs | Newman Library Reorganization Project

What’s happening on the 4th floor of Newman Library? As part of the university’s Beyond Boundaries initiative and in support of the Destination Areas, the University Libraries have been incorporated into the proposed Innovation Corridor. Space on the 4th floor of Newman Library has been allocated for that purpose and in the coming year, will… Read more »