Libra Optional Deposit Registration Instructions

Optional Deposit Form (requires authorization):

Students participating in programs with optional (e.g. not tracked through SIS) thesis submission get permission to upload to Libra enabled by their departmental or school registrar’s use of this online form.

Registrars, please make sure of the following before entering a student’s information:

  1. Verify the student’s thesis is optional (e.g. a class or other non-graduation requirement). This form is ONLY for optional theses — students with theses required for graduation MUST have the appropriate SIS milestone set instead. Otherwise the student will not graduate.
  2. Verify the student has completed all departmental or school requirements for thesis approval (departmental requirements will vary).
  3. Select the student’s Department, Degree being earned, and in the “User List” box, enter the student’s UVA Computing ID. If you have multiple students earning the same degree from the same department, you may list multiple UVA Computing IDs in the “User List” box (one ID per line).
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3 for each set of students with a unique department and degree.
  5. Click Submit.

The student is then enabled to deposit the optional thesis in Libra:

  1. Each student will receive an email with an individualized link indicating they are now eligible to deposit in Libra.
  2. Upon successful submission, the student and the departmental or school registrar who submitted the Optional Deposit Form will receive an email indicating the student has completed deposit to Libra.
  3. The student is responsible for notifying his/her instructor or advisor of submission and the persistent URL for the thesis in Libra.

Changes to submitted theses:

  • Changes to submitted thesis files are possible ONLY with the advisor/lead professor’s written permission in cases of substantive research errors. It is the student’s responsibility to request the advisor/professor email written permission for the change to
  • Non-substantive metadata changes (typos in name or abstract, etc) for submitted theses do not require faculty permission. Students needing such changes may email requests directly to

For questions or to request access for new registrars to register eligible students to deposit optional theses, please contact