Join us for the grand opening!

By UVA Library | April 2, 2024

All are welcome to join on Thursday, April 4 for a grand opening celebration of The Edgar Shannon Library

Welcome to Edgar Shannon Library

An open house, with activities from various Library areas and departments, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Activities will include interactive demonstrations, special displays of Library collections, virtual reality, and more!

A bright, open space shows a balcony overlooking a lower floor. Both spaces are full of book shelves and natural light.Remarks will begin at 4 p.m., and speakers include University Librarian John Unsworth; UVA President Jim Ryan; State Senator Creigh Deeds; Vice Rector Carlos Brown; Professor Larry Sabato; Professor Emeritus Jerome McGann; and Lois Shannon, of the Edgar Shannon family.

Everyone is welcome to stay for a reception afterwards in the Z Society Reading Room on the second floor.

Events throughout the day include:

More events are still being added! See the full schedule, or learn more about the beautiful Edgar Shannon Library. We hope to see you on April 4!