VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Library Instruction and Research Support: COVID-19

Chat, Text, Call or Email

Need an immediate response?

Chat or text us from anywhere. Text us at (804) 435-5420. Chat with us online by looking for the green chat bubble at the top right of the VCU Libraries homepageChat and text are available during the following hours as of May 10:

  • Sunday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Need help outside these hours, or don't need an immediate response?

Get One-on-One Help

Our librarians are liaisons to specific schools, departments, colleges, centers and programs. These subject-matter experts provide many services online including in-depth research assistance and collection development support. 

Self-Help Options

Tutorials, short instructional videos, and recorded webinars you can complete at your own pace on basic and advanced research skills and resources.