Special Collections and University Archives Closure

Summer 2021 Update (Updated May 3, 2021): 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 specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308 (please leave a message for a call back).

We also remain available for virtual reference at specref@vt.edu, 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. 

Update (April 1, 2020): As of Friday, April 3, 2020, staff in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) will no longer be able to work in our building space. Newman Library is closed to the campus community, effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020. SCUA staff will still be checking email and voicemail and we will be in touch about your requests. However, we will be limited in our ability to answer reference questions and will only be able to provide scans of materials that have already been reproduced. We appreciate your patience in these uncertain times. We plan to be back in our offices around June 10, 2020, unless our state executive order is rescinded sooner. We will update our social media and website (https://spec.lib.vt.edu/) when we have new information. More information about the limited hours and access of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech is available online at https://lib.vt.edu/.

For the safety of our staff and researchers with concerns about COVID-19, the Special Collections and University Archives reading room is closed to the public effective March 18, 2020. We are available for virtual reference at specref@vt.edu and we will be checking voicemail for our reference desk (540-231-6308). We will update our social media and website (https://spec.lib.vt.edu/) when we have new information. More information about the limited hours and access of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech is available online at https://lib.vt.edu/.

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