Answered By: Bryan Kasik
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018     Views: 108

In addition to our general library use policies and privileges UVA retirees are entitled to some additional Library access.

Book Check out
You simply need to notify us that you would like to retain your check out privileges.  We will make notes in our system to ensure that your VIRGO patron ID remains valid.  Contact us via email at or or call us at 434-924-3021.

Database Access
Anyone coming into our libraries has access to almost all of our online resources.  To retain off-Grounds access you must make sure you retain your UVA email address and renew it annually.  This controls your Netbadge and Eservices credentials as well as simply your email access.  UVA ITS administers this access.  Contact them at  or 434-924-0817 with any questions or to request reactivation of your UVA email.  Health System retirees should be aware that they will not be able to retain their UVA email addresses, but can contact Accounts to retain Netbadge and eservices access.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
All retirees wishing to ILL materials should maintain credentials with ITS.  (See Database Access above)

Retired faculty can continue to request books on ILL.  These will be delivered to their department or individual office if applicable.

Other UVA retirees

  • Three active requests at a time. As soon as an item is checked in or a scan is picked up or expires (30 days), the user will be able to place another request.
  • If an ILL is placed for an item UVA owns but is checked out, we will ILL it if it available from a reciprocal lender, but recall it if it is not.


All UVA retirees are welcome at Library events that are open to the public.  This includes lectures, classes, exhibit openings, and the like.  Please come!

Computer use
Public computers are available within most UVA libraries.  A picture ID is required to log on, and access may be limited at certain times of the semester, as UVA students, faculty, and staff have to be our top priority.  If you have a laptop you can get a wireless PIN by presenting a picture ID at Alderman, Brown, and Clemons.