Inquiries about the Astronomy Library at the University of Virginia should be directed to the
Librarian for Physical Sciences
The Astronomy Library is primarily a graduate and research level collection with strengths in astrometry, extragalactic astronomy, planetary astronomy, radio astronomy, space astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, and theoretical and high energy astrophysics. The library also supports the Virginia Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, which has programs in accretion disks, cosmology, galaxy clusters, the interstellar medium, protostellar evolution, and supernovae. The library of the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory supplements UVA's collections but is not affiliated with the U.Va. library system. General and undergraduate level astronomy materials can be found in the Brown Library in Clark Hall and the Clemons Undergraduate Library. The Astronomy Library is currently available via key access only. Keys are granted at the discretion of the U.Va. Department of Astronomy. For questions regarding access to the Astronomy Library or about material held in the library, please call 924-3628 during normal business hours.