Shannon Library Reopens

Picture of Interior Courtyard at Alderman Library

UVA's main library, the Edgar Shannon Library is open again after an extensive renovation that began in 2020.  The renovated library includes more study spaces, larger and more reliable elevators  and all-new infrastructure to ensure a safe, comfortable environment.  In addition to the traditional south entrance to the building (which itself has gone from one door to three), there’s a new entrance from University Avenue, one on the café side of the building, and a new portal connecting Clemons Library to the second floor of Alderman.  Another highlight is the enclosure of two interior light wells with a glass roof to to create two new study courts. (pictured on left by Matt Riley)  

For more information on this transformative project, visit the following links:

Library Renewal Website:

UVA Today article: