DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, POLICIES FOR ACCESSING AND USING HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS MAY DIFFER FROM OUR NORMAL POLICIES. PLEASE CONTACT DAN CAVANAUGH (DMC7BE@VIRGINIA.EDU) OR EMILY BOWDEN (EAB3W@VIRGINIA.EDU), IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CHANGES TO OUR POLICIES.
Digital collections and online exhibits created by Historical Collections & Services staff of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library are designed for private study, scholarship, and research. The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library claims only physical ownership over much of the material in its historical collections.
Persons wishing to publish material from our online exhibits and digital collections must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. Anyone who wishes to reproduce or publish material from our digital collections and exhibits must ensure that the use of this material is in compliance with the U.S. Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). For more information on copyright or how to initiate a copyright search, please contact the U.S. Copyright Office at 1-877-476-0778 (toll free) or visit their Web site at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/.
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library does not charge access or permission fees for use of material found in digital collections and online exhibits created by Historical Collections & Services staff. We do request, however, that published images include the credit line "Courtesy of Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia."
For further information about the use of materials in digital collections and online exhibits created by Historical Collections staff, please contact Dan Cavanaugh, Alvin V. and Nancy Baird Curator of Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at 434-924-0052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When research time exceeds more than 30 minutes of staff time, your research inquiry exceeds the scope of the reference service that the staff of Historical Collections are able to provide and still maintain essential services to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Virginia.
Our holdings of rare book titles and manuscript collections are accessible for searching through the University of Virginia Library's online catalog, VIRGO. Additionally, through the Virginia Heritage database, there are searchable guides to many of our manuscript collections.
If you are unable to visit Historical Collections to view materials and have a time-intensive reference request, please consult the list of independent researchers in the Charlottesville area who may be employed to do in-depth research. This list is maintained by the UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.