Access to databases

The following Library electronic database policy applies to all University of Virginia libraries with the exception of the Graduate Business, Health Sciences, and Law libraries.


Primary Users

University of Virginia faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Other Users

All other users of the Library including Virginia residents, faculty or students of other Virginia institutions of higher education, University of Virginia alumni, and Associates of the University of Virginia Library.


Electronic databases for which the Library pays a fee to vendors are restricted to our primary users. The databases have various licensing constraints; some are explicitly restricted to our primary users. Electronic access is not permitted to other users from outside of the University of Virginia Library. Non-UVA researchers are able to access online resources from within UVA library buildings. For specific questions please consult with reference staff.

Data created in the Library, e.g., electronic texts, image files, geographic and numerical data, and multi-media, is made available to all users as copyright and licensing permit. Much of this value-added information has copyright restrictions and licensing constraints that restrict use to the primary users of the University Library.

The Library provides circulation of physical materials to all users, as identified in the Library's circulation policy, accessible in all library locations and on the Web.