See something missing from our collections? U.Va. students, faculty and staff can submit purchase requests or get materials through Interlibrary Loan. Faculty can also request office delivery of materials. To learn more about specific collections and collection news, see our Collections page.
Data services at the Library are evolving to meet emerging research needs. We can help you access, install, and use U.Va. site-licensed research software; find, create, use, and analyze data; help develop and execute data management plans; and assist with submitting data sets to Libra or another repository. Our experts are available for one-on-one consultation, as well as workshops, classroom instruction, and other forms of training and assistance.
Digitization & Computing
The Library offers scanning, printing, and copying services. You can also connect to Library databases from off-Grounds (U.Va. community only) and charge your laptop at the “charger bar” in Clemons. There are public computers in Alderman, Brown, and Clemons, but these are very popular so we recommend you bring your laptop for working in the Library.
Reference, Consultations, & Classes
Library staff are research experts who can help you navigate our resources to get your work done. We offer reference assistance, one-on-one or in-class instruction, short courses, and subject expertise, as well as consultations on data management and specialized fields like GIS and digital research and scholarship.
Subject Librarians | Digital Research and Scholarship | GIS | Emerging Media Technologies | Data Management | Special Collections | Ask a Librarian | Metadata Management Services | SourceDorks Research Help
Rooms, Equipment, & Reservations
Scholarly Communication Services
The Library supports the growing movement to reform scholarly communication within the academy. Libra, U.Va’s institutional repository, assists in this effort by allowing members of the U.Va. community to deposit their scholarship for preservation and open access. We also provide information about copyright, fair use, intellectual property, and related issues affecting teaching, research and scholarly communication.