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The UncommonWealth blog is intended to inform—and hopefully entertain—readers about our collections, projects, program, and staff. Reader feedback is welcome, and you are invited to provide comments on our entries. As such we have created a Comments Policy outlining parameters for reader contributions to all Library blogs.

All blogs are moderated by Library staff who will review submissions prior to posting. Staff will strive to post comments in a timely manner during regular business hours. Please refer to our Comment Policy, located on our website and posted below.


Comments Policy


General Information

The Web is a 24-hour medium and your comments are welcome at any time. Given the need to manage state resources, the Library of Virginia will generally post and moderate comments during regular business hours (9:00 AM–5:00 PM) Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and responded to as early as possible the next business day.


Customer Use Policy

The Library of Virginia engages patrons through many online outlets, including our websites and social media channels. The purpose of the Library’s social media sites is to present issues of interest to the public relating to the Library of Virginia (LVA) and its collections, services, and programs.

Please note that your use of the Library’s social media tools is pursuant to Records Retention Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We expect conversations to follow the rules of polite discourse and we ask that participants treat each other, as well as our employees, with respect.

Please be aware that when engaging with the Library through social media, you are agreeing to the following:

Comments made by the public to these sites are reviewed and, while not edited by Library personnel, may be deleted if they violate the policy described here. This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time.

The Library of Virginia reserves the right to delete comments that:

  • use vulgar language
  • contain personal attacks of any kind
  • include offensive remarks that target or disparage any gender, ethnic, racial, or religious group
  • list spam links to other sites
  • advocate illegal activity
  • promote particular services, products, or political organizations
  • infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  • reveal private/personal information (medical, financial, etc.)

Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions or position of the Library of Virginia, the Library Board, or Library employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this moderated online discussion site, please contact the Public Information Office at 804-692-3611 or