VCU Libraries supports lifelong learning and professional research for VCU alumni by partnering with VCU Alumni to provide alumni with free borrowing privileges for books in the collection and invitations to special events and lectures. In addition, they can now obtain an electronic ID that will also allow access to in-building library 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.
Please allow 2 weeks to receive a borrowing card and for activation of your borrowing privileges. Processing of the eID may take several weeks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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).
Printing services are no longer available for library guests, though library staff may be able to courtesy print one or two pages for our guests. Check at the Information Desk in the lobby of Cabell for more information.
Scanners on the first floor are available for guest use at no charge.