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Newman Library offers multiple classrooms and meeting spaces for use by groups associated with Virginia Tech. Our spaces  have flexible furniture layouts and ample technology for use by patrons. Please follow the links to the right to find out more information about our specific spaces, what technologies are available, and what kinds of events can be held in each one.

View floor maps here.

The University Libraries partnered with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) to build and house three multimedia studios, which support academic activities.

The classrooms are located on the first floor of Newman Library.

The Multipurpose Room is Newman Library's flexible space designed to accommodate a wide range of public events and activities, from film screenings and lectures, to receptions and exhibits. Our intention is to showcase programs that highlight learning, research, culture, and creativity. Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and officially recognized student groups may request the room for public events and programs.

Please check for availability before booking: Multipurpose Room Calendar

Multipurpose Room Booking Form (requires VT Google account)

Contact

Technology Available:

  • (8) Presentation Displays
  • Installed PC at Podium with wireless keyboard with trackpad and presentation clicker available for use
  • (2) Webcams - Zoom Compatible
  • Laptop cart with 24 MacBook Airs
  • (8) Solstice Pods - Wireless Streaming Devices that can stream both audio and video. Multiple people can connect to device and share content simultaneously 
  • (14) HDMI & VGA Connections throughout room - cables included 
  • Conference Phone
  • BlueRay Player
  • Cable Tuner - Access to all channels the Virginia Tech Cable Service provides
  • Microphones
    • (4) Wireless Gooseneck Podium Microphones
    • (3) Wireless Handheld Microphones
    • (1) Wireless Lapel Microphones
    • (6) Wireless Tabletop Puck Microphones
  • (6) Assisted Listening Devices - We are proud to announce that in our bid to make our space more inclusive and accessible, the MPR is now equipped with assisted listening devices. These devices can be paired with your hearing aid or your can simply plug in your headphones (must have 3.5mm audio jack end) for a better listening experience!

Newman 101S is the library's largest collaboration classroom, with whiteboards on every wall, flexible student seating, and multiple large presentation screens. This classroom is open to students for open study in the evenings, but is primarily reserved for library workshops and some semester-long courses during weekdays. Library classrooms are reservable by instructors and University faculty and staff.

Approximately 72 chairs are available (maximum room occupancy: 80)

Please check availability before booking: Newman 101S Calendar

Book Newman 101S

If you are wanting a librarian to teach your class, please use the Request Instruction form instead. Room booking is handled automatically as part of that process.

Contact

library-classrooms-g@vt.edu

Technology

  • 70 MacBooks in a laptop cart
  • 8 large presentation screens
  • 2 Cameras for remote attendance or recording
  • Assistive Listening

Policies

Library classrooms are available only during regular building hours (vary by semester) and are fully supported during normal business hours (9am - 5pm).

Orientation to classroom equipment is available to instructors in advance of their scheduled booking. Contact the Classroom Support Staff at library-classrooms-g@vt.edu for more details.

Patrons are responsible for abiding by all relevant health and safety guidelines during use of our spaces. They are also responsible for the cleanliness and order of the classroom following use. The Libraries is not responsible for left or unattended items.

Booking requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, general guidelines include:

  • No more than 3 non-library related classroom bookings in one semester.
  • Requests must be made no less than 5 business days before your event.
  • Student groups or undergraduates, unaccompanied by a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant cannot book these spaces.
  • Non-University groups must collaborate with a member of the Libraries faculty or staff to book these spaces.

A two-day cancellation notice is requested; contact library-classrooms-g@vt.edu.

Library classrooms are used for semester-long courses in limited circumstances. If you have questions about that, please contact the Classroom Support Team at library-classrooms-g@vt.edu . We will work to accommodate as much library and university programming in the classrooms as possible.

Please note: The periods from late January to mid-April and late August to late October are especially busy times for library instruction. The classrooms will be kept available for library instruction during these periods.

Newman 207A is a flexible classroom designed for both lecture-based and group-activity instruction. This classroom is open to students for open study for parts of exam week, but is reserved during the regular semester for classes, workshops, and events. Library classrooms are reservable by instructors and University faculty and staff.

Approximately 40 chairs are available (maximum room occupacy: 50)

Please check availability before booking: Newman 207A Calendar

Book Newman 207A

If you are wanting a librarian to teach your class, please use the Request Instruction form instead. Room booking is handled automatically as part of that process.

Contact

library-classrooms-g@vt.edu

Available Technology

  • 46 MacBooks on a laptop cart
  • 4 large presentation screens
  • Instructor station
  • 2 Cameras for remote attendance or recording
  • Assistive Listening

Policies

Library classrooms are available only during regular building hours (vary by semester) and are fully supported during normal business hours (9am - 5pm).

Orientation to classroom equipment is available to instructors in advance of their scheduled booking. Contact the Classroom Support Staff at library-classrooms-g@vt.edu for more details.

Patrons are responsible for abiding by all relevant health and safety guidelines during use of our spaces. They are also responsible for the cleanliness and order of the classroom following use. The Libraries is not responsible for left or unattended items.

Booking requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, general guidelines include:

  • No more than 3 non-library related classroom bookings in one semester.
  • Requests must be made no less than 5 business days before your event.
  • Student groups or undergraduates, unaccompanied by a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant cannot book these spaces.
  • Non-University groups must collaborate with a member of the Libraries faculty or staff to book these spaces.

A two-day cancellation notice is requested; contact library-classrooms-g@vt.edu.

Library classrooms are used for semester-long courses in limited circumstances. If you have questions about that, please contact the Classroom Support Team at library-classrooms-g@vt.edu . We will work to accommodate as much library and university programming in the classrooms as possible.

Please note: The periods from late January to mid-April and late August to late October are especially busy times for library instruction. The classrooms will be kept available for library instruction during these periods.

Torgersen 3310 is a smaller flex-classroom located on the Torgersen Bridge that features movable tables and seating and multiple screens. Library classrooms are reservable by instructors and University faculty and staff.

Approximately 24 chairs are available (maximum room occupacy: 25)

Please check availability before booking: Torgersen 3310 Calendar

Book Torgersen 3310

If you are wanting a librarian to teach your class, please use the Request Instruction form instead. Room booking is handled automatically as part of that process.

Contact

library-classrooms-g@vt.edu

Technology

  • 29 MacBooks in a laptop cart
  • 4 large presentation screens
  • Instructor station

Policies

Library classrooms are available only during regular building hours (vary by semester) and are fully supported during normal business hours (9am - 5pm).

Orientation to classroom equipment is available to instructors in advance of their scheduled booking. Contact the Classroom Support Staff at library-classrooms-g@vt.edu for more details.

Patrons are responsible for abiding by all relevant health and safety guidelines during use of our spaces. They are also responsible for the cleanliness and order of the classroom following use. The Libraries is not responsible for left or unattended items.

Booking requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, general guidelines include:

  • No more than 3 non-library related classroom bookings in one semester.
  • Requests must be made no less than 5 business days before your event.
  • Student groups or undergraduates, unaccompanied by a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant cannot book these spaces.
  • Non-University groups must collaborate with a member of the Libraries faculty or staff to book these spaces.

A two-day cancellation notice is requested; contact library-classrooms-g@vt.edu.

Library classrooms are used for semester-long courses in limited circumstances. If you have questions about that, please contact the Classroom Support Team at library-classrooms-g@vt.edu . We will work to accommodate as much library and university programming in the classrooms as possible.

Please note: The periods from late January to mid-April and late August to late October are especially busy times for library instruction. The classrooms will be kept available for library instruction during these periods.