Virtual  Library of Virginia

What is VIVA, the
Virtual Library of Virginia?

A consortium of academic libraries in Virginia, VIVA was established in 1993 with funds from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) to create a network of shared electronic resources for students and faculty and to facilitate cooperation among its members.

About VIVA Special Collections

The special collections departments at Virginia's colleges and universities and its state library collect, preserve, and provide access to unique resources. Through Internet access many more citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond can know of the availability of these resources. Through scanning, digitizing, and original electronic documents, access is becoming available to the guides, finding aids, and electronic collections. Unique Virginia resources are being converted from sometimes fragile and delicate materials, to electronic text and digital images available to many simultaneous users at all hours of every day.


Special Collections and Archives Sites at VIVA Member Institutions

Bridgewater College Alexander Mack Memorial Library

Christopher Newport University Captain John Smith Library

College of William and Mary Swem Library

Eastern Mennonite University Menno Simons Historical Library

Emory and Henry College Kelly Library

George Mason University Fenwick Library

Hampden-Sydney College Eggleston Library

Hampton University Museum—University Archives

Hollins University Wyndham Robertson Library

James Madison University Carrier Library

Library of Virginia

Longwood University Library

Lynchburg College Knight Capron Library

Mary Washington College Simpson Library

Marymount University Library and Learning Services

Norfolk State University Harrison B. Wilson Archives

Old Dominion University Perry Library

Radford University McConnell Library

Randolph-Macon College McGraw Page Library

Randolph College Lipscomb Library

Regent University Library

Roanoke College Fintel Library

Shenandoah University Smith Library

Sweet Briar College Mary Helen Cochran Library

Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
William Smith Morton Library

University of Richmond Boatwright Library

University of Virginia Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

University of Virginia Arthur J. Morris Law Library

University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

University of Virginia's College at Wise John Cook Wyllie Library

Virginia Commonwealth University James Branch Cabell Library

Virginia Commonwealth University Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences

Virginia Military Institute Preston Library

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia State University

Virginia Union University L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center

Washington and Lee University Leyburn Library

Washington and Lee University Law Library

Wytheville Community College Library


Alexandria Public Library Special Collections

Arlington County Public Library

Chesapeake Central Library

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library

Fairfax County Library Virginia Room

George C. Marshall Foundation Library Archives

Goochland County Historical Society

Gunston Hall Plantation Library and Archives

Handley Regional Library

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library

Jones Memorial Library

MacArthur Memorial Library and Archives

Mariners Museum

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

Monticello Jefferson Library

Museum of the Confederacy

Prince William County Public Library

Virginia Baptist Historical Society

Virginia Historical Society


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