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Spanish Language & Literature

Provides annotated links to scholarly resources of particular interest to students & faculty researching at UVA


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Welcome to the 2021-22 academic course. Having COVID pandemic finally under control (more or less) I will be very happy to have meeting in person and also I will be available for meetings virtually using Zoom. You can schedule an appointment by contacting me directly at If you want to have a virtual appointment, I will send you a Zoom link for us to meet. If Zoom will not work for you, please email me and we will find another option for meeting. 

Need help right away? Please contact a librarian using one of our Ask a Librarian options. ​

A. Using Library Facilities. We are returning to pre-Covid Library Services. This means:

  • Monday, August 16, 2021. All current UVA Libraries will re-open with access to their Library stacks, rooms, and other public spaces. However, remember that the Main Library (before called Alderman) remains closed for construction. The current central library for Social Sciences and Humanities is Clemons Library.
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Special Collections Reading Room, walk-ins will be welcome. Until then, only by appointment. You can consult All library locations and hours here. You should consult this schedule always, but specially between now and the beginning of the semester.
  • Refreshing our memory about Ivy Stacks library (A library that holds a large library collection from the Main Library during its construction). Ivy Stacks is a high-density shelving and retrieval facility located one mile west of Central Grounds. Materials are available for checkout through Virgo. Ivy Stacks also houses a reading room, which is available for students and researchers who request materials and an appointment in advance.

B. Using Library Services:
DISCONTINUED SERVICES: These initiatives were created to alleviate the Covid emergency:

  • Friday, August 6, 2021: LEO Mobile was already canceled (picking up materials in the Central Grounds Parking Garage)
  • Friday, August 13, 2021: Contactless Pickup for Physical Collections. (requesting material using Virgo to be delivered to Clemons) will be canceled in few days

RESUMING OR MAINTAINING SERVICES. Returning to pre-pandemic levels .

  • Monday, August 16, 2021. LEO delivery to departments will once again be available for faculty, staff, and graduate students. This means you will be able to have books and other circulating material delivered directly to you via your mailboxes. To refresh yourself on the methodology, consult more information here.
  • Interlibrary Loan is totally functional but remember not every US library is in the same situation. If any request is rejected, please contact me or any other subject librarian to find alternative solutions.
  • Returning materials: Library book return boxes: a map. -- Patrons may also return items by mail to: Ivy Stacks . P.O. Box 400109. 2450 Old Ivy Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Instructional scanning and research scanning are both totally functional
  • Course Reserves is totally functional now. Although the Library strongly encourages the use of electronic course reserves, (which provide students with 24/7 access from any location), any other format needs for Reserves will be supported. Remember, we can help provide electronic course reserves in a number of ways:
    • We can purchase electronic materials for reserves whenever possible.
    • We can scan print materials for reserves when no electronic option is available (although there are both copyright and capacity limits on our ability to do so).
    • We can help you find open and freely available online course materials.
    To place a request for electronic course reserves, please visit this page.
    If you have a reserves request that can’t be fulfilled electronically, please get in touch with Jeremy Wilk (, Clemons Public Services Manager. To resolve problems or questions, please contact me as needed (

Purchasing new material (Print and Electronic) are now underway. Please contact me with requests or questions.
We are CLOSING this COVID 19 service:
Friday, August 13, 2021 HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service will be canceled in few days. :This extraordinary service permitted everyone to obtain lawful electronic access to specific digital materials in the HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by our library system. Certainly, we lose now electronic access but we recover use of exactly the same collection in print format.

NEW COLLECTIONS acquired during pandemic
You need to be aware that the library, throughout the period of the pandemic, has made a sustained effort and a strong investment to acquire material in electronic format in perpetuity, especially in underrepresented areas of study. These tools are important for research and for teaching. So far, we have acquired 188 new products or databases, and counting. You can consult the entire list here. Some examples in the areas covered by my work: These and other resources will be included in the appropriate subject Guides.

PRINT MATERIAL. We are actively supporting print material from all Areas included in the UVa curriculum. We are redesigning the acquisition process for Caribbean Studies and Africa Studies. Please contact me if you need more specific information (

  1. Student Support for Remote Instruction.