New! The Library offers “LGBTQ+ Source,” the Definitive Database for LGBTQ+ Studies

It was fifty-one years ago, on June 28, 1969, that police raiding Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn met fierce resistance from the bar’s LGBTQ patrons, sparking the Gay Liberation movement and establishing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. Now, on June 15, … Continue reading

Library Renovation Contributing to UVA Sustainability Initiatives

Before Alderman Library is transformed into a beautiful, safe, more functional building, there is a good deal of demolition that has to take place. But even this preliminary work is being turned to advantage because all the parties involved — the … Continue reading

Handbag Recovered from Alderman Library a Time Capsule of Life at UVA 27 years ago

Early in February of 2020, UVA police officer Tewdros Aftae phoned Lisa Swales to inform her that workmen prepping for Alderman Library renovation discovered her handbag stuffed inside the duct work they were removing from the stacks. She had reported … Continue reading