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Art & Architecture Library Reopening


Beginning July 6th, Art & Architecture Library materials can be acquired through Grab & Go Contactless Pickup at Newman Library. 

Library materials should be returned to the book drop on Alumni Mall or via the US Postal Service with this USPS pre-paid label.

For an overview of our online resources, review the Online Resource Handout linked below.



The Art & Architecture Library and Social Justice

The Art & Architecture Library at Virginia Tech is committed to raising awareness and providing a platform for conversations on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We do this by recognizing the history of underrepresented communities through our collections and exhibitions, organizing discussion panels that unpack uncomfortable topics, and providing access to resources so that our community can be better informed. We hope you will join us.

Racial Justice

Below are links to prominent writings and near-exhaustive lists of resources at the intersection of race and art, architecture, and design. 

Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion Resources Archive | Crowd-sourced resources collected by AIGA Design Educators Community

Black Landscape Matter by Kofi Boone in Ground Up

Black Lives Matter | Collection of Essays by Architectural Historians and Organized by Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative

Mapping Inequality | Interactive map that visually represents redlining in New American Deal

Race and Architecture: Studying the Historical Intersection of Form and Culture | A Blog by Charles Davis

Race/Space Reading List | Extensive crowd-sourced list started by Anna Maria Leon at the University of Michigan






Experiments at the Art & Architecture Library!

Experiments support the innovative use of library collections and services. We invite you to experiment with us or suggest a new experiment. The current experiment looks at the versatility of iPad apps for education.



ePortfolios @ the University Libraries

Create an ePortfolio using the Portfolium platform through the University Libraries. Porfolium allows you to feature your work in a digital environment, network with other students at Virginia Tech and around the globe, connect your work to social networks, and market your knowledge and skills to potential employers. Your ePortfolio is free, even after you graduate!​