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Library Services for VCU Alumni

VCU Libraries for Alumni

VCU Libraries supports lifelong learning and professional research for VCU alumni by partnering with the VCU Office of Alumni Relations to provide alumni with free borrowing privileges for items in the collection and invitations to special events and lectures. In addition, they can obtain a desktop computer login that will allow access to in-building library desktop computers. To be eligible, VCU alumni must have completed a degree program at VCU or at one of its predecessor institutions, Richmond Professional Institute or the Medical College of Virginia.

  1. Alumni must first register online with the VCU Office of Alumni Affairs.
  2. Once fully registered with VCU Alumni, library privileges can be requested. 
  3. After activation of your borrowing privileges, alumni can request a desktop computer login to use while in library spaces.

Please allow 2 weeks to receive a borrowing card and for activation of your borrowing privileges. 


For Current Employees & Students:

If you are a current VCU employee or student, you already have library benefits and do not need to request an alumni borrower’s card. Not sure if you currently have library borrowing privileges? Contact before filling out the form linked above. If you are about to graduate, please wait until your current library privileges expire before requesting alumni borrowing privileges.

Library Facilities & Online Access

On-Campus Wireless

Access to most electronic resources are available via the VCU Guest Wireless. For full details, review the details on this pdf.

Other Sources of Articles and Books

There's a lot of great -- and often scholarly -- information available for free online. A sampling of sources is listed on the Electronic Resources page. Also on that page is information about Loansome Doc, a fee-based service for obtaining articles found in PubMed from VCU Libraries.

Virginia's public libraries and community colleges offer borrowing privileges to Virginia residents with a photo ID (usually a driver's license).