Our Internet is Bigger Than Yours
The library facilitates access to resources that are unavailable to the general public online because of copyright and licensing. This includes articles, books, music, film, data, and tons more. Using the Library’s resources while doing your research is essential to getting the best, most scholarly stuff out there, without having to purchase it yourself. Pay to read that article you found while Googling? I don’t think so.
If We Don’t Have It, We’ll Get It
We have over 5,000,000 books, but sometimes that’s not enough. If you can’t find what you need in VIRGO (our catalog), don’t worry. We have an Inter-Library Loan program that allows us to borrow an item from any library, worldwide, that will lend it to us. All you have to do is place a request and our minions will have the item sent here as quickly as possible.
No matter what, just ask. No one comes to UVa familiar with all the resources we offer, and even if they did, things change quickly. We are always happy to work with you whether you’re struggling with a research tool, unable to find what you need, or just wondering if there’s a better way to do your work. Get in touch!