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Alderman Library

Alderman Library

Alderman Library houses collections in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, Government Information Resources (government publications) and the Scholars’ Lab are located in Alderman, as are the University Library administration and several Library departments. Alderman also has Greenberry’s Cafe for coffee and refreshments.  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400113, Charlottesville, Va  22904-4113.

Download a printable Alderman Library stacks guide (pdf).

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Phone:  434.924.3021
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Astronomy Library

Astronomy Library

General astronomy materials are in Brown Library and Clemons, while the Astronomy Library holds a more specialized research collection covering such topics as astrometry and high energy astrophysics. The library is in the Astronomy building, Room 264. It is open by key access only, arranged through the Department of Astronomy. If you are unable to reach us at the number below, please call 924-3628 during business hours.

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Key access only (Contact the Brown Science & Engineering Library)

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Phone:  434.924.3921

Chemistry Library

Chemistry Library

General and undergraduate-level chemistry materials, including chemical engineering, are located in Brown and Clemons libraries. The Chemistry Library holds a more specialized research collection covering such topics as laser spectroscopy and  biophysical chemistry. It is in the Chemistry building, room 259.

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Phone:  434.924.3159

Clemons Library

Clemons Library

Popular with students for abundant, 24-hour study space and media-related materials and services, Clemons is one of the busiest libraries on Grounds. Our large DVD selection and comprehensive collection of books on film, television, drama and dance provide everything a scholar needs. In addition, the Robertson Media Center provides cutting-edge technology and support for media creation of every kind, from 3-D motion capture and animation to podcasting and film editing.

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Phone:  434.924.3684
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The Camp Family Library at

Darden

The Camp Library supports U.Va.’s Darden School of Business by providing access for Darden students and faculty to a wide range online resources as well as books and periodicals. The Camp Library also provides access to Virgo and shares resources with the U.Va. Library. You can find more information on the Darden website.

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Phone:  434.924.7321
Fiske Kimball

Fine Arts Library

Fine Arts Library

The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library provides research support and collections for the School of Architecture and the subjects of Art, Art History, and European Archaeology. We offer research and digital tool consultation, resources for image scanning, and spaces for quiet and collaborative study.  In addition, the Fine Arts Library features the Niche, a venue for new video art, and the Faculty R-Lab, a reservable space dedicated to faculty collaborative work.

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Phone:  434.924.6938
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Mary and David Harrison

Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture

Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture

The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture offers programs, fellowships, and exhibitions. The Institute’s building also houses the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. The Auditorium and the Byrd/Morris Seminar Room can be booked for University or public events by filling out the Event Space Request Form.

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Phone:  434.243.2390
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Claude Moore

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library supports the School of Medicine’s faculty, staff, and students. It has its own mobile app and is located near the hospital, at 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue. You can find more information on their website.

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Phone:  434.924.5444
Arthur J. Morris

Law Library

Law Library

The Law Library provides print and online resources to assist patrons with their legal research needs.  Anyone from U.Va. may use the facility and check materials out, though the building is locked at 7 p.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. weekends.  Reference assistance is available weekdays starting at 10 a.m. and at lawlibref@virginia.edu. For more information, see the Law Library website.

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Phone:  434.924.3384
Sheila C. Johnson

Library Data Commons@Curry

Library Data Commons@Curry

The Library Data Commons@Curry (LDCC) is located in Ruffner Hall, room 302. The LDCC features 2 reservable meeting spaces with LCD monitors, a data computer, public computers, a public printer and photocopier, a free scanner/digital sender, and additional spaces for individual and group study. Librarians and data consultants have offices in the LDCC and offer a suite of library and data services. The librarians offer consultations on writing in APA style, using library research guides, locating journal articles, using RefWorks, publishing in open access journals, and researching literature reviews. Data consultants provide expertise in acquiring, finding and accessing data; research data software; data analysis and statistics; and data management, documentation and archiving.

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Phone:  434.924.7040
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Mathematics Library

Mathematics Library

The Mathematics Library is primarily a graduate-level collection with strengths in fields such as algebraic geometry and K-theory. It is in Kerchof Hall, room 107.

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Phone:  434.924.7806

Music Library

Music Library

The Music Library supports research in the following disciplines: musicology, theory and analysis, composition, performance, jazz, musical theater, ethnic and world music, popular music and folk music. The Music Library has one of the most significant  music collections in the southeastern United States and includes more than 135,000 books, scores and sound recordings as well as extensive online collections (including access to more than 500,000 tracks of music). It is the only library located on the Lawn. Use our online reservation system to reserve audio equipment.

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Phone:  434.924.7041
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Physics Library

Physics Library

The Physics Library offers access to premiere electronic and print collections in atomic, optical, chemical, condensed matter physics, and other areas. Services include information research assistance, materials for curriculum support, comfortable study spaces, help with Interlibrary Loan, referrals to the Scientific Data Consulting Group, as well as consultations with other research libraries, and other Library services. The entrance to the Physics Library is through Room 326 in the Physics Building.

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Phone:  434.924.6589
Timothy B. and Lisa Nelson

Robertson Media Center

Robertson Media Center

The Robertson Media Center (RMC) is located on the third floor of Clemons Library. The RMC offers a range of digital media services, including equipment and applications for the digitization, post-production, and delivery of media-related projects.

Equipment available for checkout includes video and audio recorders, light kits, microphones, and other items available on a first-come, first-served basis from the third floor service desk.

The computer stations in the RMC G-Lab can be reserved in advance for three hour blocks of time. You may check availability and make your reservation via our online reservation system.

Consultants at the RMC desk are available to assist with media and equipment questions, and can provide referrals to librarians and media professionals available for training, consultations, and project planning.

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Phone:  434-924-7474
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Scholars’ Lab

Scholars’ Lab

The Scholars’ Lab caters to the digital research and scholarly analysis needs of faculty and advanced students in the humanities and social sciences. Staffed with friendly, expert consultants from the U.Va. Library’s Digital Research and Scholarship unit, the Scholars’ Lab is the perfect place to take your work to the next level. For more information about Scholars’ Lab services, activities, and events, check out scholarslab.org.

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The Scholars’ Lab is open whenever Alderman Library is. Our Makerspace desk is staffed from 1 p.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. If you have questions about GIS, new or existing digital projects, or use of the Makerspace, please email scholarslab@virginia.edu.

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Charles L. Brown

Science & Engineering Library

Science & Engineering Library

The Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, in Clark Hall, holds undergraduate-level materials in astronomy, biology, chemistry, math, physics, and psychology. It also has research collections that support students and faculty in the Engineering and Environmental Sciences programs. The Brown Library has reservable spaces for collaborative study and teleconferencing. Brown also houses specialized research support — including Research Liaisons for the Sciences and Engineering and Research Data Services, where you can find support for data analysis and statistical methods and the computational data sciences.

Information about Charles L. Brown and about the murals in Clark Hall may be found here. Mailing address: PO Box 400124, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4124.

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Phone:  434.924.7209
Albert and Shirley Small

Special Collections Library

Special Collections Library

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more. Collections are particularly strong in American and British literature, the history of Virginia and the southeastern United States, the history and archives of the University of Virginia, sporting books and manuscripts, World War I, bibliography and book arts (including fine press books, pop-up books, and typography). Occupying 58,000 square feet in two underground floors of the shared Small Special Collections Library and Harrison Institute building, the library features a reading room with seating for 32 researchers. Staff retrieve collections for researchers from 12.82 miles of shelving. While the stacks are not open to the public, the Reading Room is open to anyone with a photo id. The building also hosts exhibits of collection materials on the first and second floors, some created jointly with the Harrison Institute.

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The Rotunda

The Rotunda features spaces for students to study and collaborate, as well as browsing collections from the Library in the Dome Room. The collections feature works by UVA-affiliated authors, as well as current fiction and nonfiction.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Open for student study until 10 p.m. Sunday–Tuesday, and until midnight every day during exams.

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Phone:  434-924-7969