Welcome to VCU Libraries! We encourage all parents to visit us at James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus, or Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus. In addition to the in-house collections at both libraries, we also have exciting digital collections and online exhibits that anyone can access online.
Our librarians work as liaisons in specific units - schools, colleges, and programs. These subject specialists provide many services including one-one-one research assistance. Learn more about all the ways your students can get help here.
Your student is going to find a study area that suits their needs, no matter how they prefer to study! We have collaborative, quiet, and silent spaces, as well as group study rooms they can reserve online. Our extensive, flexible hours make things even easier - plus we encourage our late night researchers to use RamSafe.
Cabell Library has many great collections for your students; of particular note for first-year students (and parents) is the Academic and Career Collections. The Study Skills collection contains books about presentations, college life, note taking, and time management. The Career collection can help guide your student through everything from choosing a major, finding a job, resume skills, and more. Both collections can save your student time and stress by preparing for them their next best steps.
901 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Last, but most certainly not least, your students will have access to the most amazing technologies in The Workshop, our Lower Level media rich space. Your students will even be able to access audiovisual equipment for loan and in-house tools and spaces including a makerspace for hands-on creativity.
Is your student living on or near the MCV Campus? We have a library nearby!
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, VA 23298-0582
In addition to being the largest health sciences library in Virginia, Tompkins-McCaw Library is a great place to study. There are many quiet and silent areas to discover. Additionally, the helpful staff at the Information Desk is happy to assist your student.