About the Library



Library Hours

The Library is open to everyone during Service Desk hours, which are currently 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.   During these hours, all public spaces in the Library are available for use, and services will be provided to all students, faculty, staff, members of the public, and patients and their families. Outside of Service Desk hours, access to Library space is badge access-only, thereby limiting access to patrons who have a current UVA Health ID badge.

Circulation Desk Hours

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

Walk-in Reference Assistance (Please call first at 434-924-5444)

Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
Historical Collections & Services

By appointment only.  Please contact either Dan Cavanaugh (dmc7be@virginia.edu) or Emily Bowden (eab3w@virginia.edu).

Public Health Sciences @ the Library

Online only: Please contact contact Mark Smolkin via email to set up an appointment, or submit a request through the PHS consultation form.

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25): Building Open to UVA Health ID holders only. No Service Desk & Walk-in Reference Assistance.
Day After Thanksgiving (Friday, November 26): Building Open to UVA Health ID holders only.  No Service Desk & Walk-in Reference Assistance.


What is the best way to contact the library?

Please use the Ask Us form.  Librarians and subject specialists are available for remote consultations via phone, email, or online (e.g. Zoom).  You can also call the Service Desk at 434-924-5444, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm.

Can I reserve a study room in the 24 hours space?

All study rooms in the 24 hours space are available without reservations.

Can I reserve a 1st floor group study room?

Yes.  Please use our room reservation form.

Are the Presentation Studio and audio booth available?

The Presentation Studio and the audio booth are available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.  These spaces can be reserved using the room reservation form.  

Are you lending headphones, adapters, and chargers?

We are not lending shared equipment of these types during the pandemic.

Are public printers available?

Printers, both color and black & white, are available in the lobby.  A Cavalier Advantage machine is also available.

Can I check out a book?

Yes.  Our book stacks are open to patrons, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.  You can also have the Service Desk retrieve and checkout books for you.  To initiate a transaction, locate the book in Virgo and then email the citation to hsl-book-request@virginia.edu.  A member of our Service Desk team will make it available to you on a booktruck near the Service Desk.

Is there someone I can contact about library operations?

Please contact Dan Wilson, Assoc. Dir. for Collections & Library Services, at danwilson@virginia.edu.

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