Answered By: Ken Winter
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2016     Views: 135

This FAQ run by the University of Virginia explains who may borrow materials from a UVA branch library:  

Among those listed (who are not U.Va. students, faculty, staff or alumni) are: ​

  • Individuals associated with U.Va. agencies by specific arrangement (such as employees of VTRC, VDOT's research arm)
  • Virginia residents (at least 16 years of age)
  • Faculty and students at other Virginia higher education institutions
  • Independent researchers
  • Faculty from OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program institutions

To obtain borrowing privileges, the patron is required to present current, valid identification at any Library circulation desk. A map of the university's library locations can be found at:  Valid forms of identification described on the FAQ include:

  • Virginia driver’s license or ID card
  • Proof of graduation from U.Va. and an ID card
  • ID card from a Virginia higher education institution
  • Approved independent researcher application (available at circulation desks) and an ID card
  • OCLC reciprocal borrowing identification card and an ID card

Questions can be directed to the University of Virginia Library: or by calling 434-924-3021.