1: University of Virginia

History | The University Grounds | The University Today | The Electronic University
The Faculty | Student Achievement | Athletics | University and Community Arts | The Honor System
The Libraries | Information Technology and Communication Computer Facilities
Research | Oak Ridge Associated Universities | Accreditation

The Libraries

University of Virginia libraries play an integral role in the University's ability to maintain its standing as a top-ranked public institution of higher education. Thirteen libraries serve the University of Virginia's undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. They house more than 4 million volumes and receive more than 47,000 periodicals and newspapers from around the world. The general library collections in the social sciences and humanities are housed in Alderman Library, together with the library's depository collections of state, federal, and intra-national documents. Alderman also houses the University's world-renowned collections of manuscripts and rare books. The Science and Engineering Library and its branches (Biology/Psychology, Chemistry, Math/Astronomy, and Physics), serve the research needs of the University's scientific community. Additional subject collections and services are offered by the Education, Fine Arts, and Music libraries. The Clemons Library provides a general collection of frequently-used materials, reserve reading, video and audio materials, and computers and reading machines for the visually disabled.

The library needs of the University's professional schools are served by the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, the Camp Library in the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

Libraries at the University of Virginia are committed to the provision of cutting-edge access to information through technology. On-line catalogs of the collections and on-line access to newspaper and journal articles are available in all library locations, and may also be accessed from home and office computers. Six electronic centers offer library users assistance with innovative technologies such as digitizing images and text and combining sound and video for multimedia presentations. User education programs assist the University community in expanding its information literacy base.

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