Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Health Sciences and Technology Library
All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:
- Not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
- Owned by Virginia Tech but unavailable for use (print books)
- Owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard is held for your at the Newman User Services Desk or sent to the mailing address listed on your account. You can also request items from other University Libraries of Virginia Tech branches (Newman, VetMed, etc.) to be delivered to you here. Or you can drop them off with us when you need to return them.
The research institute has a Canon PRO-4100 Plotter located in the library in Riverside 4.
This printer can be used for large prints, posters, and drawings. Please email us at FBRILibrary@vt.edu to schedule an appointment. Bring your prints on a properly formatted USB drive (PDF only).
The plotter is available at no cost to:
- Fralin Biomedical Research Institute faculty and staff
- Graduate students working Fralin Biomedical Research Institute labs
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students, faculty, and staff
- Roanoke-based Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program students
- Roanoke-based Integrated Health Sciences Research program undergraduate students
The library boasts collaborative, reservable spaces to support the exciting research and learning happening throughout the Health Sciences and Technology campus.
The 3D printing studio provides free 3D printing and printer consultations for the general public.
Students, faculty, staff, and the general public can use this space to print prototypes of biomedical devices, iterate on working designs, create and reproduce modules of organs, or whatever their needs may be.