university of virginia library

The Start of a Library Cards Project

You are invited to contribute your library branch’s library card to an on going art project. This project seeks to catalog library cards from all over the globe. This blog will feature the graphics on the library cards and omit any barcodes. To be featured on the Library Cards Catalog please send one of your library cards to:

Attn: Virginia Cononie
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Include the following information:

  • Name of Library
  • Informational Blurb about Library
  • Library Website
  • Library Contact (Name and email)
  • Library Card (unregistered, voided, blank, incredibly unusable!)


Your card will be featured on the site: librarycardscatalog.tumblr.com with a picture of the card and text received. For questions, Please see ask.

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe! (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

From our stacks: Frontispiece “Bust of Edgar Allan Poe from the plaster model by George J. Zolnay, the bronze replica of which is now in the library of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Va.” from New Glimpses of Poe by James A. Harrison. New York and London: M.F. Mansfield & Company, 1901.