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.
For example, VTechWorks is a digital library of Virginia Tech scholarship that is available to anyone with an internet connection. Visitors from across the globe visit VTechWorks to access journal articles, books, theses, dissertations, conference papers, slide presentations, technical reports, working papers, administrative documents, videos, images, and other scholarship created by members of the Virginia Tech community.
Other freely accessible collections such as Knowledge Unlatched, VT Publishing, VTechData, Special Collections online and Odyssey are examples of the University Libraries’ dedication to supporting, creating, and disseminating information to further advance research and learning.
University Libraries assists Virginia Tech students studying abroad to stay connected to the resources they need to complete studies, projects and research. The Library also builds partnerships with universities abroad to create exchange programs and with libraries in international locations to ensure Hokies engaging in international activities have the resources they need to be successful.
The Library encourages students to showcase and reflect on their work and international experiences through multimedia projects they create with technology available in the Media Design Studio and showcase in an ePortfolio. International students rely on library instruction to learn about copyright law, citation protocol, and academic integrity.