Celebrating a Milestone of the Main Library Renovation

University and Library personnel and construction workers and contractors gathered yesterday for a “topping-out ceremony” for the library renovation. The topping-out is when the last beam is placed atop a structure, and is a traditional milestone in a major construction … Continue reading

Book Move / Clemons First Floor Remodeled

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! Books Have Moved, but All Remain Available During Renovation Before construction could begin on renovations to the University’s main library in spring … Continue reading

Renovation of our main library kicked off in 2020

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! This week’s theme is the renovation of our main library, which began in 2020 and will complete by 2023.  What … 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

Sustainability in Library renovation: Pioneering a carbon-neutral future

In its project to renovate the main library, UVA is striving to achieve a silver level rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. The project earns points according to how well it meets LEED’s sustainability … Continue reading

Library Renovation Conserves Water Resources with Rain Tanks under Nameless Field

As the main library’s stacks are removed to make way for the new, every effort is being made to eliminate waste from the process. Parts of the building coming down have been repurposed from the inside out. Surplus wooden shelving … 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