Emergency Information

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In the event of an emergency, this page will be updated with information about any changes to Library hours and services.

Please check the U.Va. Emergency Information page or call the U.Va. Hotline at 434-924-7669 or 243-7669 before making plans. Opt-in for UVA text alerts.

NEED HELP? Call 911 or view a list of on-call emergency phone numbers.

Inclement Weather Policy

Please note that in extreme cases such as blizzard conditions, power outages, high winds, or any other situations in which the Library deems conditions unsafe for employees and/or patrons, libraries may be closed.

If the University closes due to inclement weather, unless otherwise indicated above, Clemons Library will remain open on an abbreviated schedule, but other libraries will be closed.

  • If classes are in session: Clemons will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • If classes are not in session (“intersession,” such as Winter Break or Spring Break): Clemons will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Important Notes

  • Darden, Health Sciences, and Law libraries set hours independently. Check their websites and/or call to confirm their inclement weather schedules.
  • Inclement weather schedules may differ under certain circumstances such as early closures or delayed openings.

On-call Emergency Phone Numbers (download PDF)

Public Safety: University of VA Police Dept.
(434) 924-7166

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students provides 24-hour crisis management and incident response services to University students.

Dean on-call (M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm)
(434) 924-7133
University Police Department (after hours)
(434) 924-7166 - request the Dean on-call
Incident Reporting & Safety

Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness

(434) 982-0565
Marge Sidebottom, Director
(434) 924-8745
John DeSilva, Assistant Director

Housing and Residence Life

(434) 924-3736

Emergency Library Contacts

John Unsworth, Dean of Libraries
(217) 390-2043 (C)
(434) 924-7849
Guy Mengel, Director of Library Security
(434) 243-8783

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