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General information

The renovated Library opened in January, but the book move to populate new shelves is ongoing. Books that are in transit to a new space will remain available “by request” in Virgo. The book move began in December 2023 and concludes in June 2024.

Current book move status:

  • Alderman, 5th floor: Book move is complete
  • Alderman, 4th floor: In progress
    • Note: The 4th floor stacks area is temporarily closed to allow movers to focus on a brief but intensive adjustment. We will work to keep this closure as brief as possible. In the meantime, a detour allows visitors to walk around the stacks area while remaining on the 4th floor.
  • Alderman, 3rd floor: Not yet moved
  • Alderman, 2nd floor: Not yet moved
  • Alderman, 1st floor: Not yet moved
  • Clemons, 1st floor: Many books from Clemons will move to Alderman during the process above. After this is complete, Clemons stacks will be rearranged to fit the updated collection arrangement.

Book drops

The drive-up book drop in the Central Grounds parking garage was removed in December. A drive-up book drop remains at 2450 Old Ivy Rd, and a new walk-up book drop is located in Gibson Hall. See all Library locations and book drops (PDF).

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Access to materials

Physical materials

All Library spaces are fully operational. Books that are in transit to a new space will remain available “by request” in Virgo.

Modified

Digital materials

A large number of digital items remain available through Virgo: Search Virgo now.

Available

Equipment loan

Equipment like chargers, white board markers, and bike pumps can be requested at circulation desks. A/V equipment is available through the Robertson Media Center. Learn more about equipment and tech at the Library.

Available

Instructional and research scanning

Request items in Virgo or contact your subject liaison for assistance.

Available

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan is fully operational. Learn more about requesting interlibrary loans.

Available

Special Collections

Staff can assist with in-person or remote research. Submit an online Reference Request or plan a visit.

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Assistance

Ask a Librarian

No question is too large or too small, and web chat is available daily!

Available

Instructional assistance

Request general classroom assistance or course-related Special Collections sessions. See all options for teaching support.

Available

Research consultation

Subject liaisons specialize in materials relevant to certain areas of study and can connect you to Library experts of all kinds.

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Spaces

Special Collections Reading Room

Walk-in assistance available. See full hours or plan a visit.

Available

Stacks browsing

Materials will continue to be relocated into the newly-renovated library through spring semester. See full hours and location maps.

In Alderman Library, the 4th floor stacks area is temporarily closed to allow movers to focus on a brief but intensive adjustment. We will work to keep this closure as brief as possible. In the meantime, a detour allows visitors to walk around the stacks area while remaining on the 4th floor.

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Study spaces

All spaces are operational. See all locations and hours, or explore Library spaces.

Visitors to Clemons, particularly the first floor, may see evidence of the book move through spring 2024.

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All Library alerts

Spring 2024

UVA's newly-renovated main library, Alderman, is open! As we move the books back in, services may be impacted. See current service status.


Until: 04/30/2024 - 12:00