Edmund Berkeley, Jr. (1937-2020)

We at the Library were saddened to hear of the death on December 29 of Edmund “Ned” Berkeley, Jr., University of Virginia alumnus, emeritus professor at UVA, and former director of the Library’s Special Collections department. After graduating from the … Continue reading

Library renovation is leading the way in energy conservation, safety of library users

Changes are coming to the renovated main library that may not be as noticeable as the furniture in the new addition with lighter-colored wood and more contemporary lines. According to Library Project Manager Brenda Loewen, both old and new sections … Continue reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service extended through spring 2021

The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provided by HathiTrust will continue through the spring 2021 semester. ETAS allows access to digital materials that correspond to physical books held by HathiTrust member institutions that have been forced to close or restrict … Continue reading

Please join us for Festival of the Book event “Evicted: An Evening with Matthew Desmond”

The University Library is pleased to join with UVA and community partners in sponsoring a Virginia Festival of the Book event, “Evicted: An Evening with Matthew Desmond,” December 9, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This virtual event is FREE and open to … Continue reading

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

The Library invites you to attend a virtual poetry reading on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. EST by Joy Harjo of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the first Native American to be appointed as U.S. Poet Laureate (2019-2021). Harjo is … Continue reading

Unearthed: Examining the contents of a 111 year old time capsule

– Guest post by UVA Library Special Collections Conservator Sue Donovan On September 12, 2020, the time capsule underneath the “At Ready”/“Johnny Reb” statue in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse came out of the ground after crews had carefully … Continue reading

UVA librarians collaborate on international award-winning digital preservation project

Bradley Daigle and Lauren Work of the UVA Library are key members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) group, which has won the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation. The award, given … Continue reading