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 »

Virginia Tech Science Festival | Photo Gallery

Every year, Virginia Tech’s Science Festival draws curious visitors from around the New River Valley and delights them with interactive demonstrations, hands-on experiences and even live performances that incorporate science, engineering, technology and math. This year, the University Libraries hosted a number of exhibits in Newman Library’s Multipurpose Room. Visitors learned how to engineer landing… 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 »

New Electronic Resources Added in 2016

Berry trees in front of Newman Library

The University Libraries have added more than 100 new electronic resources to our collection in the past year. As the world gets more and more digital, the way people do their research and use resources in their coursework has changed, as well. So, we thought you might be interested the many new digital journals, databases,… Read more »

10 Cocktails from Special Collections to Celebrate Graduation

A picture of a cocktail.

In honor of the class of 2016’s graduation, we did some digging through a collection in Special Collections to find the perfect celebratory cocktails for our newest Hokie alumni. The collection we pulled from is part of a bartending manual from 1935 and a recipe book from 1944 from a Los Angeles-based bartending school. The drinks… Read more »

3D Design Studio | Photos

students using 3d printer

As of March 1, the 3D Design Studio is open! Well, kinda. They’re in soft launch mode, but we were able to sneak in for a few photos before the grand opening!   Come visit us after spring break for the official opening!  

Exam Study Break Surprise | Video

Nothing like a cup of coffee and a late night grilled cheese to help you push through exam week, right? Just our way of letting you know we’re in your corner. You’ve got this, hokies! ———- See more Virginia Tech videos here. 

The Living Library event | Photo Gallery

man and woman in conversation during the living library

The second Living Library at Virginia Tech took place on November 11, 2015 in Newman Library. Designed to create dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice, the Living Library featured diverse storytellers who shared information about who they are, where they come from, and how their experiences have shaped them.   Thank you to Hillel and… Read more »

VT News: Conference to address military veterans’ reconciliation issues

The third annual Veterans in Society conference hosted by Virginia Tech features James Marten, chair of the history department at Marquette University, as the keynote speaker. The conference will be held Nov. 12-14 in Roanoke.   Marten is the author of “Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America… Read more »

New Town Exhibit | Video Showcase

A few traces of the New Town community are left in Blacksburg, but for the most part, this historic area has been lost to development, expansion and growth. Like many people, you may not have even heard of New Town. As cities change and evolve, it can be a challenge to find the balance between… Read more »