Dear faculty, staff, and students,

As we resume online classes this week, know that the University Libraries is online with you. Library faculty and staff will continue to provide resources needed for all Hokies to get their work done by offering online access to materials for research, teaching, and learning. 

Many library resources have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change and our work would become mostly virtual. Faculty and students have used these services as a matter of course during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. These include:

  • Ask a Librarian, highlighted on our homepage.

  • Discovery search, highlighted on our homepage with the phrase “What are you looking for?” Here you can search our digital collections and access them wherever you are.

  • Our subject specialists and experts are available in areas such as data management, copyright, publishing, research, and teaching, just to name a few. They are available virtually through online consultations.

  • The LibKey full-text finder browser plugin (Chrome) provides easy full text of library subscription resources from anywhere. 

  • Odyssey Learning Object Repository provides openly licensed videos, tutorials, and handouts for teaching about research, including citation management, data ethics, poster presentations, database research, and online communication. 

All of these online resources can be accessed through our homepage. We’ve also pulled together some links and information about our resources on our Access Library Resources page. There you will also find new initiatives that we have created to help you like the digitization of textbooks and providing copyright assistance when transitioning your materials to online.

Know that the University Libraries is committed to getting you the resources you need for teaching, research, and learning. Please reach out to us online. We are there for you.

Stay well,

Tyler Walters, Ph.D.
Dean, University Libraries
Virginia Tech


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