In short: no. Academic libraries are specifically created to support a university or college. This table, created by librarians at Kent State University and Bowling Green, gives a quick overview of some of the differences. BGSU and KSU also created this handout, listing the top 10 things it's important to know about undergraduate research.
Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus actually has three libraries on it. Newman is the main library. It holds the vast majority of our physical collection.
The other two libraries are the Art and Architecture Library in Cowgill Hall (top), and the Vet Med Library in the Veterinary Medicine Building (bottom).
Just like coming in the doors of Newman Library gives you access to all the materials and services located in the library, coming to the library home page will give you access to all of our digital resources and services.
You can visit the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Newman Library to get research help. During the semester we're available:
Sun: 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight
Mon- Thu: 9:00am - 12:00 midnight
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm
*In summer and during vacations, our hours vary, so check our calendar before coming over.
You can get help via instant messaging, by clicking the "Ask A Librarian" tab on the right edge of any of the libraries' webpages.
You can also text us. Send the message to (540) 986-4614. Messages sent during hours when the reference desks are staff will be answered quickly; other messages will be answered when we reopen.
If you're on the libraries' home page, click the text "Ask a Librarian" in the menu bar near the top left of the page to see a list of ways to get help. There should be someone available to talk with you any time the reference desk is open. (From this page, you can also click the link to the right.)
You can get writing help at the Writing Center, on the 2nd floor of Newman Library. They offer assistance with issues of proofreading and editing, brainstorming, organization, development, writing from research, and much more at any stage of the writing process.
And the Comm Lab, also on Newman's 2nd floor, can help you prepare and practice presentations.
You can also get help online. One good spot for coaching on academic research is this webpage.