Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020     Views: 171

Newman Library is open to patrons from Monday, August 17, 2020. The Library has developed a reservation system for seating and study spaces to help ensure students have a place to study while observing the university's health and safety guidelines. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit Seat Reservation System. For the latest information and updates, please visit our Library Services Updates page. The following information will also be subject to change.


Newman Library has a variety of spaces for you to study in. Find one that suits your need:

Group study floors - The first, second, and fourth floors of Newman Library have been designated group study floors. 

Graduate study room (416 Newman) - The Graduate study room (416 Newman), located on the 4th floor, is a space reserved for graduate students to study and relax. Access is limited through the Hokie Passport, which must be swiped before the door will open. (If your Hokie Passport does not open the door, contact the Graduate School.)

Group study rooms - There are three group study rooms on the 4th floor of Newman Library by the main elevators that are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Each is equipped with a conference-style table and a large screen monitor that users can connect to their laptop to practice presentations or to collaborate on a project with others

SCALE UP classroom - The SCALE-UP classroom, 101S Newman Library, located on the 1st floor, is available as a study space outside of regular class hours: 7:00pm - 7:00am weekdays, and all day on weekends. The monitor control system automatically switches during study hours to allow users to connect to the monitor closest to their table, using the cable in the center of that table. Swipe your Hokie Passport for access.

There are five Reservable Group Study Rooms located on the 4th floor of Newman library. These are also bookable through the Seat Reservation System. Note: Two person occupancy limit.

Please visit our Study Spaces page for further information.

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