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WVU Tech’s beautiful Vining Library was built in 1971 and named after former English professor Dr. Roscoe H. Vining. The open-stack library provides easy access to a growing collection of library materials. In 1985, Vining Library was designated as a depository for U.S. government publications. Vining Library holds more than 164,000 total volumes and more than half a million micro texts. In addition, the library subscribes to more than 100 periodicals in print and online. On-line catalog access is available. Inter-library loans greatly expand options available to Tech students, faculty, and staff by providing resources of libraries around the state.

Ten individual study rooms on the second floor provide complete privacy for researchers. Patrons may also avail themselves of one of the more than 100 study carrels located throughout the building. The building also contains a conference room for group meetings and a computer lab for student, faculty, and staff use. To serve the complete study needs of the campus community, Vining Library offers twenty-five Internet computer workstations. The EbscoHost database service includes Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite and some medical sources. Photocopying and FAX services are also available.

The Kraybill Room, named for D.B. Kraybill, a former dean at Tech, is on the first floor of Vining Library. It houses Tech’s West Virginia Collection, including more than 2,000 volumes about West Virginia or by West Virginia authors.

The library staff, dedicated to helping patrons in their research and study needs, is available to assist any student in using the library facilities during regular hours throughout the school year.

Highlights of available resources include the following:

  1. Over 150,000 volumes in Reference, Circulation and West Virginia collections arranged according the the Library of Congress Classification System
  2. Over 20,000 volumes in special microfiche collections
  3. Government Documents collection including books, periodicals, pamphlets, and microfiche
  4. Over 25 magazines and journals subscriptions
  5. Student lab with 25 computers
  6. Copying machine (BW/Color) on first floor
  7. Tech Archives – picture files, yearbooks and other memorabilia, plus a set of regional oral history tapes.
  8. Wireless Internet Connectivity on all floors