Policies

Use of the Library
Includes specific use and conduct policies.
Circulation
Covers policies for borrowing, loan periods, and fees for overdue, damaged, or lost materials.
Access to Databases
Policy information on access to online databases and material created within the Library.
Use of Library Public Computers
Information about using the public terminals in Library buildings.
Trespassed Persons
Persons issued no trespass orders by the University will forfeit library privileges and be contacted to return any checked out materials.
Privacy Policy
Privacy statement and related readings.
Book Donations and Other Gifts-in-Kind
Policies for donating books and other materials to the Library.
Copyright and Use of Library Materials
Guidance about copyright, fair use, intellectual property, and related issues affecting teaching, research, and scholarly communication.
Photography and Filming in Library buildings
Guidelines for photographing and filming in Library buildings.
Textbook Acquisition
Information regarding the purchase of textbooks by the Library.
Library Carrels and Shelves
Information for Graduate Students about carrels & reservable shelves.
Tabling and Display Policies
Information about reserving tables for activities.
Emergency
Information about the Library’s policy when the University announces a weather-related closing or other unforeseen event.
Collection Development and Management
Policies for collection development and management.
Data Collection Development Policy
Collection development and acquisition of data at UVA Library.
Clemons Library Media Classrooms
Policies for reservation and use of media classrooms.
Nondisclosure Clauses in Licenses
Policy on Nondisclosure Clauses in Licenses.
Interlibrary Loan: Copyright Compliance in Borrowing
Policy on copyright compliance for articles borrowed for members of our community through interlibrary loan.
Inquiries or Concerns About Items in our Collections
Policy for takedown requests and questions or concerns about materials in our collections.
Digital Collections Strategy
Policies that go into the Library's decisions on building strong digital collections.
E-book value statement
Outline of Library priorities for purchasing e-books.
Available by appointment for viewing large sets of materials.
Statement on Harmful Language in Cataloging and Archival Description
We are making efforts to redress the problematic history of descriptive practices that have been based on systems and standards ingrained with white supremacy, misogyny, and homophobia.
Affirmation of Values
The University of Virginia Library is an open and inclusive community that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and cultures.