Capturing the Natural World

  The University Libraries’ Special Collections is proud to host Flora Virginica until March 16. In partnership with Virginia Tech’s Massey Herbarium, this display brings together the comprehensive history and imagery of Virginian botany to celebrate the Herbarium’s ongoing research and updated compendium. We would like to give a warm thanks to the Flora of… Read more »

HathiTrust: Ebooks for Everyone Part 5

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 4 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   HathiTrust is a partnership of 120 major research institutions and… Read more »

Agricultural and Historical Collections: Ebooks for Everyone Part 4

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 4 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   Ebook collections come from a variety of publishers and cover… Read more »

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 »