Spaces Changing at the University Libraries

Libraries all over the world are adapting to changes in research and educational practices by shifting into highly collaborative and technological destinations. The University Libraries continue to lead the way by changing our spaces and resources to meet the needs that have emerged across campus.   As part of Virginia Tech’s Creativity and Innovation District,… 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 »

The Open Science Framework is now at Virginia Tech!

The Open Science Framework is now at Virginia Tech! This is cool because you, or anyone you know, will be able to see all VT-affiliated public projects on the special VT-OSF landing page.   In the future, you’ll be able to pull data from VTechData into the OSF, and maybe even push OSF data into… Read more »

Special Collections closed on Thursday, May 18, 2017

stack of special collections books

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

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 »

Using the University Libraries after graduation

Virginia Tech graduation cap with VT logo

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 »

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 »

EndNote renewal and updates

EndNote X8

Good news for all you EndNote users out there: we’ve renewed our license with them through 2020! Bonus: EndNote X8 was recently released and is now available through Software Distribution. To download the new version, visit their licensed software page.   Never used EndNote before? It’s a bibliographic management software that allows researchers to save and organize… Read more »

Join us for the Big Data Science Workshop on January 12!

big data science workshop: January 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Newman Library Multipurpose Room

In an era of Big Data, reproducible research and efficient workflows become vitally important to the research process. How do researchers handle large datasets? What skills do graduate students need to become big data analysts? Join the University Libraries and Advanced Research Computing at Virginia Tech, and the Center for Open Science on January 12,… Read more »