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In 2015, the following special collections will be relocated to other areas in the library as part of the remodeling and layout changes. Please inquire with library staff.

  1. Some rare historical sets
  2. Microfiche Collections such as, Library of American Civilization, Library of English Literature, Books for College Libraries. (Microfiche Reader / Printer machine is on Third Floor)
  3. A small juvenile literature section

West Virginia & Special Collections

The library's West Virginia & Special Collections contain books about West Virginia, official state publications, works by authors born in West Virginia or associated with the Mountain State, and WVU Tech masters program theses. 

WV Room

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 collection also contains rare materials in addition to West Virginia Reference and General Circulation.

Rare Books

A small collection, the Vining library houses several rare literature works and historical sets acquired over the years, such as Poe’s Poems, Arabian Nights Tales, and works of Shakespeare.

WV Tech Archives

Located on the Mezzanine level of the library is the WV Tech Archives Room, a repository of hundreds of documents, photos, memorabilia, and more donated by alumni and their families as a testament to the history of WV Tech and Golden Bear pride.

Electronic Resources

WVU Libraries extends access to all E-Resources to WVU Institute of Technology. This greatly expands access to scholarly content searchable in more than 300 databases. Users have access to thousands of articles, ebooks, and ejournals. WVU eResources are IP authenticated on the Tech Campus. Remote users must use their MasterID to access WVU Resources. To browse and access WVU Databases please go to WVU Databases by Subject.

Government Documents

The library has been a participant in the federal depository program since 1985. Pamphlets, statistical serials, and microfiche are located on the third floor and permanently useful government publications are in Reference or Circulation. Journals are in Periodicals on the third floor.

Government information is increasingly available on GPO or agency web sites. Cataloging records with web site information are linked through our online catalog. Assistance is provided in using federal information on the internet. Selection and retention of government materials is based on electronic availability. Government information services are free, but printing/copying charges may apply.

Please visit Government Information for more information.


Our periodicals collection includes 29 periodical titles. All periodicals are arranged alphabetically word for word. Journals, magazines, and newspapers cannot be checked out by students or staff. Professors may check out periodicals. Back issues of selected periodicals have been placed in Archives located behind the Periodicals Office.

For more information, please visit our Periodicals page.