The Mapping the Fourth of July exhibit is open through July 31

Now through July 31, visit the second floor of Newman Library and enjoy the newest exhibit, Mapping the Fourth of July.   Mapping the Fourth of July is a website that allows anyone to explore the fascinating history of the American Civil War. Users can read, transcribe, and analyze actual Civil War era documents to… Read more »

Special Collections closed on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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The libraries’ Special Collections will be closed to the public on Thursday, May 18, 2017 to hold internal staff meetings.   Special Collections will reopen to the public as usual at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.

LexisNexis Academic subscription ending June 30, 2017

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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 »

Using the University Libraries after graduation

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First, congratulations on graduating!   Once the registrar changes your status in university systems from a current student to an alum, your access to our online resources and several services will change. Here’s what you’ll need to know:   First, be sure to return any books you have checked out. You can check My Library… Read more »

Open Textbook Workshop offered May 19

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The Open Textbook Workshop is again being offered on Friday, May 19, from 10-11:30 a.m. This is an ONLINE only workshop.   Help Reduce Textbook Costs for Students Are you a faculty member who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending an hour and… Read more »

Celebrate a new collection with Cogito Ergo Chuckles: I Think, Therefore I Cackle!

Cogito Ergo Chuckles: "I Think, Therefore I Cackle" - refreshments, live performances and more!

Cogito Ergo Chuckles: I Think, Therefore I Cackle A conversation about a literary life performed in social justice comedy theatre.   Join us on May 4 from 6–8 p.m. as we celebrate the start of the Melinda E. Pittman Theatrical Collection! Multipurpose Room (first floor), Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA.   In celebration of… Read more »