As a distance education student at Virginia Commonwealth University, you have access to many library resources available through the VCU Libraries. Make sure you start at the Tompkins-McCaw Library Website to access the library's collection. Log in with your VCU eID and password to access:
If you are having problems with your VCU eID and password, please contact VCU Technology Services.
To access Journal Articles:
To access Books:
If you have any question about the library, please contact Talicia Tarver.
Ever get stumped trying to get to the full text of an article? This video shows you how to get the full text when you just can’t seem to find it.
Need to request something through interlibrary loan? Watch our step-by-step video.
VCU Libraries collects materials useful to its researchers, but no library can purchase everything. Fortunately, the VCU Libraries participates in programs that allow us to borrow materials from other libraries, at no cost to you. If you have found something through the VCU Libraries Search, a database, or even Google, and VCU does not have access to the full text, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. This video will show you how to request materials, and manage your account through a system called ILLiad. Using this service is free to all users, and materials can be sent to your home or office at no cost to you.
Read more about managing your account, including renewing and cancelling requests.