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The University Libraries will be closed beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 27 for Thanksgiving break.

See hours section for individual branch closing and opening dates and times.

Today's Hours:


Upcoming Events

  • Graduate Student Open House Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Multipurpose Room (Newman 101)
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus


    Who can help me at the library? How many books can I check out? What support do you offer for data management? Come find out the answers to these questions and more at the Graduate Student Library Open House! Stop in any time between 2 and 4 pm to chat with representatives from across the library, ask questions, and learn about all the ways that the University Libraries support graduate students throughout their time at the university, from their first semester all the way to finishing a thesis or dissertation. We estimate that it will take around 30 minutes to visit all stations. Talk to someone at each station, and you’ll be entered to win a library prize pack. Snacks and drinks will be served. 

  • Talk-Text-Data: Collecting and Transcribing Audio and Video Data Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Nathaniel Porter & Alice Rogers
    Location: Athenaeum (Newman 124)
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Learn about the range of recording hardware and audio-visual (A/V) data collection and transcription tools available to you, get hands-on practice VT’s free video and transcription tools, and start planning your own collection and transcription workflow.

    The workshop introduces common approaches and issues in collecting and transcribing A/V data. It introduces automatic tools such as Kaltura, Otter and YouTube as well as manual options. Participants will practice using Kaltura to request and edit transcripts and create personalized plans for A/V data collection, transcription and preparation suited to their own potential projects.

    This is an introductory workshop: you do not need experience, data, or a project to participate.

    All workshops in the Data Education Series are available both in-person and online via Zoom. To access online, register using this form then visit this link 10 minutes prior to start time.

    If you need credit for this workshop through the PDN for the computer refresh program, please register here and at

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Introduction to Gimbals and Camera Stabilizers Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
    Presenter: Alice Rogers
    Location: Torgersen 3310
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Learn about different stabilizers, why you might use them, and get some practice balancing and taking footage with equipment from Media Design Studio A.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Make information accessible

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech furthers the university’s dedication to being a global land-grant institution and serving faculty, students, and societies across the globe. The University Libraries supports the creation and publication of scholarship that is freely accessible to all — regardless of geographical location.

Engage with digital content

Learning, creating, and collaborating in the digital world is increasingly complex. Through digital literacy initiatives, University Libraries seeks to empower our community of learners and researchers as they navigate and participate in digital environments.

Showcase your best work

The ePortfolio Initiative supports the University’s mission to showcase students’ ability to be both leaders in specific disciplines while also cultivating transdisciplinary interests and skills, digital literacy and career competencies, aspirational values, and engagement in experiential and communal learning.