This partnership allows you to authorize your students and instructors to borrow materials from VCU Libraries general collections, with the understanding that your school will be held responsible for the payment of all fines and fees associated with these loans.
To borrow materials students must have the VCU Libraries High School Borrowing pass, obtained from their librarian. Students can check out a maximum of 10 items for a period of 28 days, one renewal. The loan period for DVDs and CDs is 7 days with a limit of 5 DVDs checked out at a time. We will be using the student's personal email address to communicate due dates to the student. The school librarians will receive a report by email once a month informing them of the due dates of the books checked out to the students. Librarians can email VCU Libraries at any time to check on a student’s library account.
When borrowing books, DVDs or CDs, students and teachers will receive a loan receipt. This loan receipt will include the title of each book borrowed and the due date. We encourage patrons to keep the email as a reminder of the due date. We will also send a courtesy email reminder 3 days prior to the due date and another the day the books are due. Emails are sent to the email address provided by the student upon registration.
Students are allowed one renewal for an additional 28 days. To renew a book the student may call Information Services at 804-828-1111 before the due date.
Download this document for full details on our access privileges for high school students and teachers.
If you have additional questions about borrowing privileges, please contact Denise Smith.
There are no overdue fines on books in our general collection; if these items are not returned or renewed within 28 days of the due date, they will be considered lost. If the book is returned after being considered lost the replacement fee is removed and a $10 processing fee will be owed. The base replacement fee for books from the collection of Cabell Library is $80 plus a $10 lost item processing fee, and for books from the collection of Tompkins-McCaw Library, it is $150 plus a $10 lost item processing fee. If such a book is returned after being labeled as lost, the replacement fee is removed, however, the school will be responsible for the non-refundable processing fee of $10 for each lost/returned item and the maximum overdue fine of $10.
DVDs and CDs are subject to overdue fines if not returned on time. The overdue fine rate for these items is $1 per day. DVDs and CDs will be considered lost 4 days after the due date.
High school librarians will receive a monthly activity report of items loaned. Librarians will also be notified of items that have been declared lost. Each high school may be held financially responsible for damage fees and lost material fees on items borrowed by their students or teachers, if not paid by these patrons.
We can help you arrange to bring your high school students to Cabell Library for a visit. Experiences vary, depending on when you visit and the size of your group.
Group visits must be scheduled by the high school librarian at least two weeks in advance. Your school librarians can request to lead a library instruction session in Cabell Library. We are happy to work with you on finding the right time as well as one-on-one sessions to show your librarians some of our classroom tips for using our systems. To set up a classroom experience with your librarians in Cabell Library, contact Donna Coghill at email@example.com.
Some things to consider about your library classroom visit:
Donna Coghill is happy to help you determine the best experience for your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact her and discuss the best experience for your school.