For the safety of our community, the Small Special Collections Library will be re-opening on Tuesday, September 8 with the following precautions in place:
- Our building and reading room is open only by appointment to UVA ID holders.
- Our exhibitions are closed. Find a trove of past exhibitions online: explore.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/
To make an in-person research appointment (available only to UVA ID holders), please visit cal.lib.virginia.edu/appointments/small. Research appointments will be available:
Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-5:00pm
Researchers are limited to one 4-hour appointment or two 2-hour appointments each week. Registration and material requests must be made prior to your appointment in order to allow adequate retrieval time. Per University Policy SEC-045, face coverings are to be worn at all times while in the Library. A personal water bottle is permitted and must be left outside of the reference room. All other food and drink must remain outside.
We are conducting both in-person and remote Special Collections sessions for UVA classes during the fall 2020 semester. For more information or to schedule a session, please visit: https://www.library.virginia.edu/services/class-visits-and-instruction.
At this time we are able to offer online reference assistance, but we are prioritizing the needs of the University of Virginia students, faculty, and staff. We will not be able to respond to reference requests from those outside the UVa community until December 1, 2020. For more information about our current online reference assistance guidelines and response times, visit: https://small.library.virginia.edu/services/reference-request/
Services to provide high-resolution digital scans of Special Collections materials are limited. If you have the information for the item you need scanned, proceed directly to the Digitization Services Request Form.