Sneak Reviews DVDs become part of Clemons Video Collection!

People of a certain age may remember when video rental stores like Blockbuster stocked DVDs of the latest box office hits. In Charlottesville they may also remember Sneak Reviews where, in the days before streaming, you could go if your … Continue reading

Updates on Alderman Renovation and Clemons Library Improvements

In an effort to keep communication lines open during these early days of renovation planning, “mini-newsletters” like this one will be periodically posted here, on the Library’s News page, and are simultaneously being circulated as bookmarks with a portion of … Continue reading

As Clemons Library Closes for the Summer, other Libraries Work to Lessen Impact

Clemons Library is closing this summer for an HVAC upgrade. The good news is that the Clemons collection will remain available. DVDs will stay in the building, protected from the heat and humidity by a stand-alone air conditioner and dehumidifier, … Continue reading

Clemons Library will Continue Service during Summer Closure

UPDATE: Fine Arts video reserves will be available for viewing during the summer 2018 session at the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library. For all library users: anyone who’s interested in using streaming video as an alternative to physical media may … Continue reading

Clemons Library Circulates Toys as well as Books!

Clemons Library now has toys that people with young children can check out for two weeks at a time. According to a Cavalier Daily article, fourth year students David Birkenthal and Madison Lewis secured a grant from the Office of … Continue reading

The Library Adds Video Titles from Charlottesville Icon—Sneak Reviews

Longtime Charlottesville residents may remember Sneak Reviews, an eclectic video rental store on Ivy Road that for two decades specialized in hard-to-find and Indie material. When the store closed in 2015, Library A/V selector Matt Ball was already involved in … Continue reading

The Library has Standing Desks—Try One and Do Your Body a Favor

There are some new desks in UVA libraries that serve a purpose besides just providing a place for a computer. They’re adjustable and allow Library users to work either sitting or standing. The desks are the project of Joe Tidwell, … Continue reading

Browsing Section of Current Titles in Clemons is Being Suspended

The browsing collection of current fiction and non-fiction books on the 4th floor of Clemons Library is going away—temporarily at least. The service is being suspended because the Library’s contract with McNaughton, who supplies the popular titles, is ending in … Continue reading

Students, Let the SourceDorks Help You with Research—They’re not Librarians, They’re your Peers!

Think it’s too early to start on your term paper? It’s mid-semester and the clock is ticking. So why wait until the panic sets in? Come to Clemons Library and let the SourceDorks help you get started right. The SourceDorks … Continue reading

Browse Titles in Multiple Libraries on One Virtual Shelf!

One of the pleasures of walking through and browsing the Library’s stacks is finding that gem you didn’t know existed but ends up being the source you rely on most. Wouldn’t it be great if you could increase your chances … Continue reading