Summer 2021 Update: Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) will remain by-appointment for the summer (late May-early August 2021). SCUA will be open for appointments from 10a-4pm, Monday through Thursday (subject to change and availability of staff). Seats can be booked using the Library's seat reservation system or by going directly to the Special Collections and University Archives seat page. Seats must be booked one (1) week in advance. Additional SCUA policies and information for booking and visiting by-appointment are available on our website or researchers can contact us at email@example.com or 540-231-6308 (please leave a message for a call back).
We also remain available for virtual reference at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we continue to check voicemail at our reference desk number (540-231-6308). You can find updated information about hours and services for Newman Library and University Libraries branches at https://lib.vt.edu/.
Please note: We will be closed Monday, May 31st, for Memorial Day and Monday, July 5th, for observance of July 4th.
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 currently only open by-appointment. Information on how to book an appointment and details on our by-appointment policies are on our website.
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.