Libra is the University of Virginia’s institutional repository, the online archive of scholarship created by the University community. Members of the U.Va. community can self-deposit their scholarly papers and datasets into Libra and provide worldwide open access and preservation for these items, or restrict access for periods of time. In addition, some U.Va. schools are now using Libra for online deposit of theses and dissertations, replacing the need for expensive paper copies to be bound and placed on the library shelves. With Libra, U.Va. joins the growing number of universities and libraries providing open access repositories in order to preserve the scholarly record.