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Community Engagement Librarian and Coordinator of Campus Partnerships

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Donna E. Coghill
Cabell Library, 121K
(804) 828-6554

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VCU Libraries for Alumni

VCU Libraries supports lifelong learning and professional research for VCU alumni by partnering with the VCU Alumni Association 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 desktop computers equipped with word processing, spreadsheet, email and other productivity software, as well as network access. 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. Register on the VCU Alumni site to activate these privileges. Please allow 2 weeks to receive a borrowing card and for activation of your borrowing privileges.

See VCU Libraries News for complete details.

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). Take a look at the Borrowing page for more information.

The VCU RefWorks Alumni Program will end August 31, 2018. Please select the RefWorks Alumni Program tab on the left for more information.