The Library offers a range of services (and workshops too!) to help graduate students with research, class instruction, publication, and teaching. Learn more below, and remember to Ask a Librarian if you have any questions!
Read about Fellowship opportunities from the Harrison Institute, Nau Center, and Scholars' Lab.
How we can help
Request an item
Struggling to find a particular item or format? The Library offers access to a wide range of research materials.
Whether you're finishing your dissertation or beginning to explore a topic, these Library resources can help.
The Library can help with teaching, class materials, and technical challenges in the classroom and beyond.
Librarians specialize in a wide variety of subjects and can help connect you to resources you need most.
Graduate students have access to a few specialty areas for study research.
Request an item
Request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Students and faculty who need materials not owned by the UVA Library can have them borrowed from another library.Borrow through ILL >
Request scanning or digitization
PDF documents or high-resolution images of Library materials can be scanned for instruction and research.Request now >
Sign up for LEO delivery
Faculty and graduate students can use the LEO service for delivery of library material for personal research use to departmental offices and Library locations.Learn more about LEO delivery >
Recommend a purchase
Ask the Library to purchase books, videos, etc. to add to the Library collection; instructors may request the purchase of items for student course reserves.Recommend a purchase >
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Cooperative Borrowing Program
Students may use their UVA ID to borrow materials on-site at participating libraries.Learn more >
Contact a subject specialist to ask for a research consultation
Subject Liaisons are the Library’s advisers to the academic departments. They are available to answer questions about library resources and assist with in-depth research.Meet specialists >
Contact a data expert
Experts are available to assist UVA instructors and researchers at all levels in finding, compiling, and using data and related resources.Learn more >
Get a consultation on digital humanities projects
Scholars’ Lab can advise on digital project creation, 3D data collection and modeling, scholarly making, and geospatial analysis.Learn more >
Utilize audio/video equipment and expertise
Support for instruction, research, and creativity, from the Robertson Media Center.Learn more >
Browse subject guides
A wide range of topics, available to students and instructors alike.View list >
Place course materials on Reserve
Place books and videos on reserve in a library or have chapters and articles scanned for instructional use.Reserve materials >
Request course-related Library instruction
Subject librarian liaisons will arrange instruction for individual classes.Request class instruction >
Consult the Center for Teaching Excellence
Resources intended to enhance teaching and learning at all levels and in all disciplines.Visit the CTE >
Links to style guides and citation management software to help with proper citations.Manage citations >
FAQs on submitting dissertations and theses to Libra
Start here before uploading your dissertation or thesis.Read more >
Information about copyright law, fair use, intellectual property, and related issues.Learn more >
Libra: Online archive of University of Virginia scholarship
UVA’s set of open repositories, ensuring secure storage of UVA scholarship, including dissertations and theses.Learn more >
UVA’s peer-reviewed, open access press is accepting proposals for new journals and transfers of existing journals, as well as proposals for monographs, textbooks, and open educational resources.Learn more >
ORCID iDs are unique, lifelong researcher identifiers, used worldwide,retained even when moving between institutions. UVA Library has built the UVA-ORCID Connector service, which connects and verifies author UVA affiliation for publications when shared and cited.Learn more >
Apply for a study carrel
Graduate students may apply for a study carrel or reserved Library shelf.Apply now >
Find study spaces
Find study spaces and reservable rooms.See Library maps >
Reserve rooms >