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Public Computers

The libraries offer a range of technology to support research and coursework. There are numerious study spaces in Newman Library that include public workstations so that patrons may work on assignments, attend live online classes, research, or browse the web.

In addition to public study spaces, the Studios Network provides technology and workstations with specialized software for creating animations, 3D models, virtual environments, recording audio and video, and coding. See the list below to find out what each studio offers and whether it is available via walk-in or booking.

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Laptops and other equipment are available for checkout via the technology lending service at the Studios Technology Lending Desk (formerly Media Design Studio A). 

There are desktop computers throughout the 2nd through 5th floors of Newman Library and on Torgersen bridge. All computers are first come first serve.

Please reach out to individual library branches for a list of computers and software available at each location.

Computers are available on a first come first serve basis to VT students and affiliates. No login is required.


All public workstations in Newman Library are available to both university affiliated individuals and members of the public.  These Apple computers have been set up primarily for internet access and include limited software.  Using the web browser, patrons should be able to access their own cloud hosted files.

Below is a list of the specialty software that is available in the libraries and labs.

The list includes information on access restrictions. Patrons are encouraged to contact the lab directly for more information.

View other licensed applications available for download by students, faculty, and staff:

Please note that some applications may have associated costs or restrictions.

Disclaimer: Only hardware/software installed by the technical support group will be available and maintained on library workstations. To report an issue, please enter a ticket at or contact Library IT Support by phone at (540) 231-7889.