Visiting the IAWA

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) is located in Newman Library on the campus of Virginia Tech. To access the collections in person, visit Special Collections on the first floor of Newman Library during its operating hours (Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm and by special appointment).

Special Collections and University Archives is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except when Virginia Tech or the University Libraries are closed. Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

For Newman Library building hours, view all University Libraries hours.

Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, about 38 miles southwest of Roanoke. Special Collections is located on the first floor of the Carol M. Newman Library.

Newman Library address:

560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Out-of-town visitors are encouraged to stop at the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center for free visitor parking passes and specific directions to Newman Library. The campus maps website has directions to the Visitor Center, and the Parking and Transportation site has visitor parking information and parking maps.

The nearest visitor parking may be found on the Alumni Mall, and in the Squires parking lot.

The Visitor’s Guide to Virginia Tech has more information about lodging and things to do in Blacksburg.

Wireless guest Internet is available for free.

  • Short visits do not require sponsorship. Simply sign up via your web browser.
  • If you will need access for more than 9 hours, a sponsored guest account is required. Please contact us to make the necessary arrangements in advance of your visit.