Library Hosts Discussion of Fair Use in Harrison-Small Auditorium, February 27

February 26–March 2 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual global celebration of the right to use copyrighted material in certain instances without seeking permission. Please join the Library in celebrating your rights, with a panel discussion “The State of … Continue reading

Clemons Library will Continue Service during Summer Closure

Clemons Library’s HVAC system is getting a much needed upgrade this summer, and while the AC is offline during the heat and humidity, books, equipment, and staff will have to be moved out. The building will be closed to the … Continue reading

British History in the Popular Press—Online from the Library!

Lord Byron, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, the Bronte sisters, Dickens, Conan Doyle, Kipling, H. G. Wells, Colonialism, Socialism. Experience the panorama of cultural, social, and political change in Victorian England captured in the pages of Britain’s popular press—now available from … Continue reading

New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

The Library Adds Video Titles from Charlottesville Icon—Sneak Reviews

Longtime Charlottesville residents may remember Sneak Reviews, an eclectic video rental store on Ivy Road that for two decades specialized in hard-to-find and Indie material. When the store closed in 2015, Library A/V selector Matt Ball was already involved in … Continue reading

Photos of Construction Enlarging the Ivy Stacks Off-Grounds Shelving & Retrieval Facility

The crane that rolled onto the Ivy Stacks construction site and lifted huge concrete panels into place, doubling the capacity of the Library’s off-site shelving and retrieval unit, is gone. There’s enough space now to temporarily house a large portion … Continue reading

The Library presents “Black (Contemporary) History Month: Eyes on Activism”

Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.—Martin Luther King, Jr. February is Black History Month and the Library is using this year’s celebration to … Continue reading