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

While you were away—what’s new in the Library for Fall 2019

More than usual is new in the Library at the beginning of this fall semester, now that Alderman Library is on the verge of being transformed into a beautiful, safe, and more functional space. BOOKS ARE MOVING Before construction can … Continue reading

Library awards Skanska with construction management contract for Alderman Renovation

Skanska ( was awarded the construction management contract for the Alderman Renovation Project on June 7, 2019.  Skanska has experience with library and higher education building projects, and they are currently managing the UVA hospital expansion.  HBRA, our architect for the … Continue reading

Student work deepens our understanding of Library use

This fall, Anthropology professor Ira Bashkow’s “How to do Ethnographic Research” course took a deep dive toward helping us understand Library use and, in particular, use of digital resources for reading and research. Students worked in partnership with Library subject … Continue reading