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Digital Libraries & Repositories

University Libraries at Virginia Tech creates, curates, and manages digital libraries to preserve and provide access to Special Collections and University Archives, regional collections, research data, and works of scholarship created by the Virginia Tech community.


University Libraries 3-D collections consist of three-dimensional items photographed and modeled by the University Libraries 3-D digitization lab. Insects from the Department of Entomology are the principal collection.

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) was established in 1985 as a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The purpose of the Archive is to document the history of women's contributions to the built environment by collecting, preserving, and providing access to the records of women's architectural organizations and the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners.


JSTOR is a journal and image database that also includes collections of primary source materials contributed by institutions. Most Virginia Tech collections in JSTOR are available to the public. Some study collections are restricted to Virginia Tech for educational and research use.

Southwest Virginia Digital Archive houses collections from regional organizations. Collections include Blacksburg High School Yearbooks, Reynolds Archives, and the Taubman Museum of Art publications.

The library’s platform for displaying the Southwest Virginia Digital Archive is under development and additional collections are in several places:
The original venue 
Virginia Tech Digital Library Platform 

A selection of digital collections in Special Collections and University Archives.

Virginia Tech digital library platform will have collections from University Libraries, Virginia Tech departments, and regional organizations. It is presently in early production.

Virginia Tech Publishing produces scholarly work by faculty, staff, and students in various digital formats. The site includes books, journals, podcasts, and projects.


Odyssey features a variety of educational resources--videos, handouts, infographics, lesson plans, and more.

The Virginia Tech Data Repository hosts research data sets in support of publications and grants.

VTechWorks includes theses, dissertations and scholarly works. It also houses the Virginia Tech April 16 digital archive and a selection of items representing university activities.

Sensitive Content Statement

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech recognizes that some materials may contain content that does not reflect the university’s Principles of Community. Without endorsing any content, we are committed to equal and free access to original, unaltered historical information for the purposes of research and study, and we support the university’s statement on offensive photographs. We encourage individuals to use library resources to gain contextual knowledge and understanding of content, and we follow procedures to review content that is insensitive toward historically underrepresented groups.

Newman Library, stairway

Special Collections


Digital Libraries and Preservation, for creating Virginia Tech and regional collections, and for 2-D and 3-D digitization  

Special Collections and University Archives, for information about their collections and the collection of the International Archive of Women in Architecture 

Virginia Tech Data Repository, for depositing research data 

Virginia Tech Publishing, for publishing open-access scholarship and self-service online platforms  

VTechWorks, for depositing scholarly works