UVA Retirees

In addition to our general library use policies and privileges, UVA retirees are entitled to some additional Library access.

Book Check out

Simply notify us that you would like to retain your check out privileges. We will make notes in our system to ensure that your VIRGO patron ID remains valid. Contact us via email at lib-circ@virginia.edu or library@virginia.edu, or call us at 434-924-3021.

Database Access

Anyone coming into our libraries has access to almost all of our online resources.

  • To retain off-Grounds access to UVA subscription databases, full text journal articles, and streaming videos you must retain your UVA email address and renew it annually. This controls your Netbadge and Eservices credentials as well as your email access. UVA ITS administers this access. Contact them at accounts-access@virginia.edu or 434-924-0817 with any questions or to request reactivation of your UVA email.
  • Health System retirees should be aware that they will not be able to retain their UVA email addresses, but can contact Accounts to retain Netbadge and Eservices access.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Retired faculty can continue to request books through ILL. These will be delivered to their department or individual office if applicable.


All UVA retirees are welcome at Library events that are open to the public. This includes lectures, classes, exhibit openings, and the like. Please come!

Computer use

Public computers are available within most UVA libraries.

  • A picture ID is required to log on, and access may be limited at certain times of the semester, as UVA students, faculty, and staff have to be our top priority.
  • If you have a laptop, you can get a wireless PIN by presenting a picture ID at Alderman, Brown, and Clemons.