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Visitor Information

Exterior of Newman Library on a spring morning.

Welcome to the University Libraries at Virginia Tech!  In addition to serving the teaching, research and scholarly activity of Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff, we welcome the use of our collections and services by the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia and scholars and researchers from institutions participating in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program.

Group Visits

If your group is interested in visiting the University Libraries, please fill out this form.

Learn More

If you are in Newman Library and would like to learn more about our spaces, take the University Libraries Self-Paced Tour (approximately 30 minutes). Go to Media Design Studio A (Torgersen Bridge 3320) to check out the tour, or book it in advance via  If you are an instructor who would like to assign the tour to a class, please fill out this form to be added to the system. You should do this before sending any students to take the tour. If you have questions, please contact

The main Virginia Tech campus is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, about 40 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia. Visitors may obtain a Visitor Parking permit and park in any Faculty, Staff, Visitor, or Student (R/C/G) parking space if the space is not restricted by signs. Click on the following links for maps of each location:

The Northern Virginia Center is located in the heart of Northern Virginia - just off Route 7 and I-66, adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro and next to George Mason High School. Visitors may use coin-operated metered parking spaces at the front of the building.

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is committed to providing access to our collections, resources, and services to all library users, including those with physical and learning disabilities. Please contact the Library if you require assistance.

Electronic databases may be accessed through the library website while in the library. Remote access to these resources is limited to Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff.

Photocopiers, Printers and Scanners are available throughout the University Libraries. Please ask at the nearest service desk for assistance or more information.

Library Computers may be used by visitors in the library. Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff have priority in the use of computers.

Books and other resources are available for use in the library. Visitors may use the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to locate library materials. Students, faculty and staff, Virginia residents and members of other educational institutions in Virginia may borrow library materials. Please visit the circulation desk for more details.

Eduroam is available to all Virginia Tech faculty, staff and students using their email address and network password. Guest access is a free service for use by visitors requiring short-term access to the wireless network to perform general Internet activities.