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

Alderman Renovation impacts begin this semester

Preparation for the renovation of Alderman Library is underway, and a few changes have taken effect: The rear book drop has been moved to the Central Grounds Parking Garage (under the bookstore). You can also return books to any Library location … Continue reading

Please bear with us: Service Interruptions as Alderman Library prepares for Renovation

As the books move out of UVA’s central grounds library into Clemons Library and Ivy Stacks to make way for renovation, public services staff will move with the books to help people find what they need. Other staff who work … Continue reading

Library Service Interruptions Nov 1 – Jan 8: Please Request Materials Now!

The Library is preparing for the renovation of Alderman by relocating library collections, staff, and services, in order that Alderman can be closed at the end of the Spring semester. This will cause some planned but significant service interruptions. One … Continue reading

Getting Alderman titles from Ivy Stacks is easy!

Now that Alderman Library is transferring a large part of its collection to Ivy Stacks during renovation, faculty and students will need to make requests from Ivy. The good news is that Ivy requests are easy. When you find a … Continue reading