Clemons Library maintains the longest hours of any library on Grounds, making it the ideal place to study. Clemons has several lounge areas and dozens of tables and carrels with seating for 1300 patrons on the 1st, 2nd and 4th floors. The 1st floor is a designated Quiet Study Area.
Studying is an increasingly collaborative and mobile activity and we've designed our library to reflect this reality. Students can connect their laptops to large external monitors and can check out a number of computing peripherals, including keyboards, mice, lap desks, laptop locks, power strips, Mac adapters, headphones, and thumb drives. The 4th floor Information Desk can help with any questions about this equipment.
There are three kinds of study rooms in Clemons Library.
- Open study cubicles on the 2nd and 4th floors are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Six small group study rooms with doors on the 1st and 2nd floors can be reserved for 3 hour periods using our BookIt system. These rooms do not lock and can be used by walk-in patrons if there is no current reservation.
- Conference room 321, on the 3rd floor, is available for reservations by U.Va. students, faculty and staff through our classroom reservation system. This system requires a U.Va. Netbadge login.
Clemons Library offers a limited number of desktop computers, and help on setting up your own laptop for use in Clemons and elsewhere. More information on Clemons computer services is available.
There are 2 pay-for-print stations and 2 copiers located on the 4th floor, and one pay-for-print station on the 2nd floor.
A typewriter is available near the copiers.
The nearest fax machines are provided by Printing and Copying Services in the U.Va. Bookstore and on Alderman's 1st floor. Newcomb Hall's Information Desk also has a fax machine.
Clemons Library is fully accessible. Much of the University's equipment for patrons with visual and hearing impairments is housed here. Parking is available on McCormick Road or in the Central Grounds Parking Garage. The library staff will help students locate and select materials for research.
If you'll need help for less than 30 minutes, just ask a staff member when you arrive. If you'll need help for more than 30 minutes, please call the Information Desk (924-3684) to arrange an appointment.
Equipment and software provided include:
- headphones (checkout from Circulation)
- a Sorenson VideoPhone for ASL communication
- 2 Pico handheld magnifiers (checkout from Circulation)
- a Topaz desktop video magnifier (also available in the Alderman, Music, and Brown Science and Engineering libraries)
2 handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on the 4th floor. They are open to all patrons. Additional restrooms can be found on each floor near the elevators.