Library’s Whitman exhibition “Encompassing Multitudes” features contemporary voices

Of all dangers to a Nation, as things exist in our day, there can be no greater one than having certain portions of the people set off from the rest by a line drawn—they not privileged as others, but degraded, … Continue reading

Library awards Skanska with construction management contract for Alderman Renovation

Skanska ( was awarded the construction management contract for the Alderman Renovation Project on June 7, 2019.  Skanska has experience with library and higher education building projects, and they are currently managing the UVA hospital expansion.  HBRA, our architect for the … Continue reading

High School Interns 2019: DAY 4

What is your proudest accomplishment while interning at the UVA Library thus far and why? My proudest accomplishment was finishing the 3D printing press. Overall, it took five days to complete all the parts along with assembly. I was proud … Continue reading

High School Interns 2019: DAY 3

What is the most interesting job you have undertaken and/or skill you have gained while interning at the library so far? Why is it the most interesting? A skill I have gained was to think outside of the box and … Continue reading

High School Interns 2019: DAY 2

What was the most exciting thing you did or learned today? Why was it exciting? The most exciting thing I got to do today was make buttons! I learned how to use the Wacom Cintiq 22HD with Photoshop to make … Continue reading

High School Interns 2019: DAY 1

What do you hope to learn during this internship? What surprised you the most about your first day at the Library and why? During this internship I hope to learn how I can utilize the Library more in my senior … Continue reading

Library Welcomes Six New High School Interns

We have six new interns! The Library High School Summer Internship program is in its third year and offers paid internships to local high school students so they can learn more about libraries. Our interns will be blogging every day … Continue reading

Library resource Archives of Sexuality & Gender documents changing attitudes throughout history

On June 28, 1969 a police morals squad raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, meeting resistance from the bar’s LGBT patrons. The spontaneous uprising helped spark the Gay Liberation movement and over time informally established June as LGBT Pride Month. Now, … Continue reading

Alderman Library offers a browsing selection of Summer Reads in Memorial Hall

Summertime, and the reading is easy. Alderman Library has replaced the New Books display around the bust of Edgar Allan Poe in Memorial Hall with a selection of Summer Reads and invites you to check them out for your enjoyment. … Continue reading