Reference desk - Located on the second floor, The Reference desk is staffed many of the hours Newman Library is open. We answer questions in person, though the Ask a Librarian service, and over the phone. We can help locate material, recommend databases, and assist with library technology.
Ask a Librarian - Click the Ask a Librarian button on the right hand side of the library home page to start chat with the reference staff in Newman Library. Supply your name, email address, Virginia Tech affiliation, and the nature of your question and the area to which your question most closely pertains.
Email - Send a question to the library's reference staff. Priority is given to Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, and to questions pertaining to Virginia Tech library collections. Questions are answered as quickly as possible, normally within a few hours, but if referred to a specialist additional time may be necessary. You can receive an email confirmation that your question has been received.
The library has created a subject guide for every major in the university. The subject guide contains discipline specific databases. On these pages you can also find the name of your subject librarian and their contact information. There is a link to the subject guides found on the library home page under the quick links to the right of the search box.