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Alderman Library

Alderman Library

Alderman Library houses collections in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, Government Information Resources (government publications) and the Scholars’ Lab are located in Alderman, as are the University Library administration and several Library departments. Alderman also has Greenberry’s Cafe for coffee and refreshments.  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400113, Charlottesville, Va  22904-4113.

Download a printable Alderman Library stacks guide (pdf).

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Phone:  434.924.3021 Contact Us

Astronomy Library

Astronomy Library

General astronomy materials are in Brown Library and Clemons, while the Astronomy Library holds a more specialized research collection covering such topics as astrometry and high energy astrophysics. The library is in the Astronomy building, Room 264. It is open by key access only, arranged through the Department of Astronomy. If you are unable to reach us at the number below, please call 924-3628 during business hours.

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Phone:  434.924.3921

Chemistry Library

Chemistry Library

General and undergraduate-level chemistry materials, including chemical engineering, are located in Brown and Clemons libraries. The Chemistry Library holds a more specialized research collection covering such topics as laser spectroscopy and  biophysical chemistry. It is in the Chemistry building, room 259.

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Phone:  434.924.3159

Clemons Library

Clemons Library

Popular with students for abundant, 24-hour study space and media-related materials and services, Clemons is one of the busiest libraries on Grounds. Our large DVD selection and comprehensive collection of books on film, television, drama and dance provide everything a scholar needs. In addition, the Robertson Media Center provides cutting-edge technology and support for media creation of every kind, from 3-D motion capture and animation to podcasting and film editing.

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Phone:  434.924.3684 Contact Us

Recent Virgo Acquisitions

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Darden

The Camp Library supports U.Va.’s Darden School of Business by providing access for Darden students and faculty to a wide range online resources as well as books and periodicals. The Camp Library also provides access to Virgo and shares resources with the U.Va. Library. You can find more information on the Darden website.

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Phone:  434.924.7321

Digital Media Lab

Digital Media Lab

Focusing on areas involving the convergence of media and technology, the Digital Media Lab in the Robertson Media Center has a team of knowledgeable media professionals available for consultation and project planning. These areas include digital imaging, audiovisual production and post-production, physical interactivity, 2D/3D animation, mobile technologies, as well as visualization and delivery of media content.

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Phone:  434.924.7286 Contact Us

from mediaNET

Alternative Form of Consuming Content

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“SPARC” Your Imagination – Feb 12,…

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Fiske Kimball

Fine Arts Library

Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library

The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library provides research support and collections for the School of Architecture and the subjects of Art, Art History, and European Archeology. We offer research and digital tool consultation, resources for image scanning, and spaces for quiet and collaborative study.  In addition, the Fine Arts Library features the Niche, a venue for new video art.

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Phone:  434.924.6938 Contact Us

from Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library

ecoMOD Images

We are excited to announce that a collection of images documenting sustainable housing built by the ecoMOD project is now available through ARTstor, the library’s image database. This achievement is product of a recent collaboration…

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VIRGO-only terminals are back!

Okay, so it turns out that not everything old is bad! Remember when you used to be able to quickly check a call number while you were browsing in the stacks? We had a lot of sad faces when (most … Continue reading →

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Claude Moore

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library supports the School of Medicine’s faculty, staff, and students. It has its own mobile app and is located near the hospital, at 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue. You can find more information on their website.

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Phone:  434.924.5444

from Moore Library News

Online Bates Visual Guide to Physical…

The Health Sciences Library has purchased an institutional license to the online version of the Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination.  Based on the textbook of the same name, this site provides online access to a range of physical…

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Artifacts from Historical Collections:…

Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Earlier this summer, Historical Collections made the news when two brothers visited the library to see the wedding dress worn by their…

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Mary and David Harrison

Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture

Harrison Institute

The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture offers programs, fellowships, and exhibitions. The Institute’s building also houses the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. The Auditorium and the Byrd/Morris Seminar Room can be booked for University or public events by filling out the Event Space Request Form.

New exhibit now open!  Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75 features rare and significant broadsides, books, prints, and letters that illuminate many aspects of the American experience.  View the Exhibit Website! - www.library.virginia.edu/mcgregor75

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Phone:  434.924.6109 Contact Us
Arthur J. Morris

Law Library

Law library

The Law Library provides print and online resources to assist patrons with their legal research needs.  Anyone from U.Va. may use the facility and check materials out, though the building is locked at 7 p.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. weekends.  Reference assistance is available weekdays starting at 10 a.m. and at lawlibref@virginia.edu. For more information, see the Law Library website.

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Phone:  434.924.3384

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Tools for Happy Lawyering through…

Got a lot on your mind? We’re offering free tools for staying focused and being a happy law student (and lawyer)! Mindful lawyering is catching on in law schools and law practices across the country. Students and attorneys report that…

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U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline…

All the University Library servers and services including Virgo, Libra, and www.library.virginia.edu will be down on Sunday, August 10, from 8am until noon and on Wednesday, August 13, from 6am until 8am as the University migrates to a new…

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Library Data Commons@Curry

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The Library Data Commons@Curry (LDCC) is located in Ruffner Hall, room 302. The LDCC provides group and individual study spaces, spaces for workshops and research presentations, and a suite of library and data services. Education librarians support the needs of U.Va. students, faculty or visitors who are researching topics related to education, kinesiology, communication disorders, clinical and counseling psychology or instructional technology. Data librarians provide expertise in data discovery and access, research software, data use and analysis, and data management and preservation.

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Phone:  434.924.7040 Contact Us

from The Curry Librarians' Newsletter

21 August 2014, Volume 8, Number 1

The Curry Librarians’ Newsletter August 21, 2014 Volume 8, Number 1 Archived issues of the newsletter The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based…

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31 July 2014, Volume 7, Number 40

WE’VE MOVED!Your CLIC Librarians have officially returned to Ruffner Hall, room 302 and are open for business. Come and check out our new space with its tree top views. We will be open from 8 am until 5 pm Monday through ……

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Mathematics Library

Mathematics Library

The Mathematics Library is primarily a graduate-level collection with strengths in fields such as algebraic geometry and K-theory. It is in Kerchof Hall, room 107.

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Phone:  434.924.7806

Music Library

Music Library

The Music Library supports research in the following disciplines: musicology, theory and analysis, composition, performance, jazz, musical theater, ethnic and world music, popular music and folk music. The Music Library has one of the most significant  music collections in the southeastern United States and includes more than 135,000 books, scores and sound recordings as well as extensive online collections (including access to more than 500,000 tracks of music). It is the only library located on the Lawn. Use our online reservation system to reserve audio equipment.

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Phone:  434.924.7041 Contact Us

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MUSIC LIBRARY REOPENING

The Music Library main floor reading room has reopened. Recordings and reference materials will be available again. The library will remain open nightly until 11pm until exams are over. Printing and copying are still offline; please bear…

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Music Library–Limited Access in April…

Beginning April 1st, 2014, the Music Library will undergo asbestos abatement, recarpeting, and the installation of new furniture. The library WILL REMAIN OPEN and be accessible via its lower level, but with limited services. Check this page…

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Physics Library

Physics Library

The Physics Library offers access to premiere electronic and print collections in atomic, optical, chemical, condensed matter physics, and other areas. Services include information research assistance, materials for curriculum support, comfortable study spaces, help with Interlibrary Loan, referrals to the Scientific Data Consulting Group, as well as consultations with other research libraries, and other Library services. The entrance to the Physics Library is through Room 326 in the Physics Building.

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Phone:  434.924.6589
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Robertson Media Center

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The Robertson Media Center (RMC) is located on the third floor of Clemons Library and is adjacent to the Digital Media Lab.  The Center also offers U.Va. students and faculty digital media services including digital audio/video/3D capture and editing, desktop publishing and technical instruction, analog and digital media collections and services, and provides expertise, equipment and resources for the use and development of media materials in instruction and research.

The Center has a variety of equipment available for circulation such as Flip Cams, tripods, Canon Vixia cameras, Marantz audio recorders, USB microphones, headphones, card readers and a limited supply of display adapters.  The equipment can not be reserved in advance and is circulated on a first-come, first-serve basis from the third floor circulation desk. Equipment can not be renewed online

The computer stations in the Center can be reserved in advance for three hour blocks of time. You may check availability and make  your reservation by clicking here.

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Phone:  434-924-7474 Contact Us

from mediaNET

Alternative Form of Consuming Content

                Michael McCarthy and John Burns, both 3rd year students majoring in Math & Econ, are taking a break from their group study to test out the newest technology available in Clemons…

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“SPARC” Your Imagination – Feb 12,…

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Scholars’ Lab

Scholars' Lab

The Scholars’ Lab caters to the digital research and scholarly analysis needs of faculty and advanced students in the humanities and social sciences. Staffed with friendly, expert consultants from the U.Va. Library’s Digital Research and Scholarship unit, the Scholars’ Lab is the perfect place to take your work to the next level. For more information about Scholars’ Lab services, activities, and events, check out scholarslab.org.

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Phone:  434.243.8800 Contact Us

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Taking the Alt-Ac Route

I am not where I thought I’d be. A year ago I’d have told you that right about now I’d be frantically writing my dissertation, trying to get an article out, and desperately looking for professorial jobs in contemporary theology and/or…

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Prism News – Heroku and LLC

Cross-posted on my personal site This past year the Scholars’ Lab has implemented many performance upgrades and bug fixes for Prism. The most recent upgrade is particularly exciting: users can now deploy their own personal Prism…

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Charles L. Brown

Science & Engineering Library

Brown Science and Engineering Library

The Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, in Clark Hall, holds undergraduate-level materials in astronomy, biology, chemistry, math, physics, and psychology. It also has research collections that support students and faculty in the Engineering and Environmental Sciences programs. The Brown Library has reservable spaces for collaborative study and teleconferencing. Researchers needing help with data management plans for funded research can consult the Data Management Consulting Group (DMConsult), also housed at Brown. Information about Charles L. Brown and about the murals in Clark Hall may be found here. Mailing address: PO Box 400124, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4124.

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Phone:  434.924.3628, 424.924.7209 Contact Us
Albert and Shirley Small

Special Collections Library

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The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more. Collections are particularly strong in American and British literature, the history of Virginia and the southeastern United States, the history and archives of the University of Virginia, sporting books and manuscripts, World War I, bibliography and book arts (including fine press books, pop-up books, and typography). Occupying 58,000 square feet in two underground floors of the shared Small Special Collections Library and Harrison Institute building, the library features a reading room with seating for 32 researchers. Staff retrieve collections for researchers from 12.82 miles of shelving. While the stacks are not open to the public, the Reading Room is open to anyone with a photo id. The building also hosts exhibits of collection materials on the first and second floors, some created jointly with the Harrison Institute.

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Phone:  434.243.1776 Contact Us

from Notes from Under Grounds

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A few days before the semester begins, our reading room generally gets pretty quiet, since summer visitors have headed home and our own faculty are busily preparing for the semester. So I was delighted to find this trio poring over ……

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This Just In: A Tolkien Black Swan

This week, we feature a very unusual recent acquisition in a guest post by Special Collections curatorial assistant Elizabeth Ott, doctoral candidate in the U.Va. Department of English. In the world of Special Collections it may be said…

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