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Welcome to UVA Library

Click here to work through a short introductory module with a general overview of UVA Library spaces, services, collections, and people.

Use the tabs on the left side of this page to learn more about library spaces and doing research using library resources.

Subject Librarians- Click on Picture for More Info

Amy Hunsaker

Music, Drama, & Dance

Chris Ruotolo

Philosophy & American Studies 

Christine Slaughter

Social Sciences

Erich Purpur


Erin Pappas

Media Studies & Humanities 

Jenn Huck

Data Science

Jenny Coffman

Chemistry & Biology 

Keith Weimer

History & Religious Studies

Lucie W Stylianopoulos

Art & Archaeology 

Maggie Nunley

Computer Science & Engineering 

Miguel A Valladares-Llata

Romance Languages & Latin American Studies

Nawang Thokmey

Buddhist & Tibetan Studies 

Ricky Patterson

Astronomy, Mathematics & Physics 

Sherri Brown


Wei Wang

East Asian Studies

5 most important things

Orange circle with exclamation point in the middleThere is a lot of great information and useful resources on this guide, but here are the five most important resources to get started using the UVA Library:


1. Ask A Librarian. We know that the UVA Library can be confusing, and we are here to help! You can chat with a librarian during operating hours and see how else to get in touch with a librarian on the Ask A Librarian page.

2. Status dashboard. Visit the status dashboard to see what library spaces are open and how to access different Library resources.

3. Learning Hub. Access our many learning resources to help you with your research, from choosing a topic to finding sources to citations, on the Learning Hub page.

4. Virgo. Virgo is the UVA Library catalog and searches books, films, articles, and more. Not finding what you need in Virgo? Check out our other databases on the Research page.

5. What is Authority? module. Your professors want you to use authoritative, credible sources in your research. Learn more about identifying those sources in this module.