Visit Special Collections and University Archives
Special Collections and University Archives is located on the first floor of Carol M. Newman Library. We welcomes visitors from around the world and hope this information will help make your visit more productive and enjoyable!
Before Your Visit
Please contact us to make arrangements before your visit, in particular if you are traveling from out of town or expecting to use a lot of our materials. If we know your subject interest in advance, materials can be prepared for your arrival, so that you can use your time in Special Collections and University Archives as productively as possible. Please note, materials from our storage facility require at least two business days from time of request for materials to arrive to our Reading Room.
If you will need access to the wireless guest internet for more than 9 hours, a sponsored guest account is required. Please contact us to make the necessary arrangements in advance of your visit.
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.
Directions & Parking
Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, about 38 miles southwest of Roanoke. Special Collections and University Archives 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.