MUS1004/TA1004 2016: Welcome!

Guide for Performing Arts FYE 2016

Welcome to VT Libraries!

Welcome to VT!  This guide is designed to help you learn about the libraries - where they are, what they contain, etc.  Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of each page of the guide before moving on!

MVP for VT research

When you're doing a research project, think of the libraries' home page as your starting point.  From here, you can access all of the electronic resources the libraries provide, and you can find information about all of the physical items - books, CDs, scores, DVDs, etc - that we keep in the libraries.

VT University Libraries

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, and the Vet Med Library in the Veterinary Medicine Building.

In addition to the three library buildings, VT Libraries also have an online space where you can search for books and other physical objects, hunt through databases for online articles and journals, and access many other library services from whereever you have internet access.

Liaison / Special Projects Librarian

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Jennifer Nardine
Newman Library, Room 3007
Departments: Communication, Foreign Languages & Lit, Performing Arts, Religion & Culture

Newman Library facts

  • During the semester, Newman Library is open 24/5 - It opens at 9 AM on Sunday and is open around the clock until 10 PM Friday.  It's open from 9 AM - 10 PM on Saturday.
  • Newman's  5 public floors are divided into quiet floors: 3 & 5 , and noisy floors: 2 & 4.   The 1st floor is a mix of both.  (There is a partial 6th floor too, but it's made up of offices.)
  • There's a cafe on the 1st floor of Newman, along with ICAT studios, classrooms, and our Special Collections department.
  • Books and other materials in all of VT's libraries are organized by the Library of Congress call number system.  Each call number starts with a letter (or two) which represent the broad subject area of the item.
  • There are wireless services and wireless printing available throughout Newman.  You can print directly from your phone, ipad, or computer to any of the library's printers.
  • There are printers on all 5 floors of Newman.  To collect your print job, swipe your Hokie passport in the printer and it will show you all the print jobs you have waiting.  You pay for printing with the funds on your HokieP.
  • You can check out books, CDs, DVDs, iPads, laptops, music scores, calculators, scripts, and more from the circulation desk on the 2nd floor.