Photographing and filming in Library buildings

Filming and photography by UVA students, faculty, and staff are permitted in most Library buildings but in no cases may patrons be disturbed or inconvenienced. Please note that no filming is allowed in the McGregor Room. This room is in heavy demand for quiet study space and providing that is our priority.

Filming by any person or party who is not affiliated with UVA (e.g., businesses, non-profit organizations, independent contractors) for use as, or as part of, any work intended to be disseminated to an external audience for the purpose of recognition or pecuniary gain must be authorized for prior approval according to University Filming Policy. Examples include motion pictures; documentaries; commercial video productions such as television shows; and commercial, fine art, or stock and still photography.

In addition, filming for news features, profiles, or within University facilities by such news organizations is considered commercial filming and will also need prior approvals. You may request prior approval by using this request form. We will not allow commercial filming without this authorization.

The use of cameras in Special Collections may have different restrictions, please review the policy before you visit.