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Make an appointment in 3 steps. Step 1: Select a staff member. Step 2: Select an available date. Step 3: Select an available timeslot.

The Small Reading Room is closed Monday, May 16th through Monday, May 30th for construction work. We will reopen to researchers on Tuesday, May 31st; walk-ins welcome! For accessibility accommodations, group visits, and questions, please contact us at or 434-924-3082.

Appointments are not needed to access materials in the Small Special Collections Library. We are transitioning away from this appointment system and are no longer updating this calendar. If you would like to visit us, you are welcome to any time during our Reading Room hours listed below. Masks are now optional in the Small Special Collections Library and Harrison/Small building.

Everyone is encouraged to register and request materials in advance, as it will cut down on wait times.

Register here:

Search Virgo to find and request materials here:

Reading Room Hours:

  • M, T, F 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • W & Th 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm – 4pm

Pull times – we pull on the half hour

  • Example: M, T, F we pull at 10:30am and then 11:00am

Important: Materials housed off-site at Ivy Stacks (Request from Ivy) require at least three business days to process and arrive on-site. You will be contacted by staff when materials are available for use in our reading room.