VCU Libraries

Research Guides


Learn about library resources that inspire creativity and new ideas.

Art Browsery

Look. Learn. Create.
Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.

The Workshop

  • Scanning
    Scan images, slides, negatives, transparencies and text.
  • Audio
    Capture from phonograph, cassette, digital audiotape, scanner and other formats.
  • Video
    Capture from VHS, Hi-8, DV Tape, DVD, camcorder and other formats. Export as analog or digital video, save as digital video files or burn to DVD or Blu-ray.
  • Equipment for Loan including...
    Digital Cameras
    Audio Recorders
    Green Screen & Lights
  • Software including...
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Apple Final Cut X
    Sound Forge
  • Maker Space including...
    3D Printers
    Laser cutter/engraver
    Laser scanner
    Sewing Machines
  • Video Studio including...
    4K cameras
    Green screen
  • Audio Studio including...
  • Viewing / Gaming Room including...
    Gaming consoles
    VR headsets

Library Spaces for Creativity & Inspiration

James Branch Cabell Library

  • The Workshop in Innovative Media   
    • Lower Level
    • Offers a comprehensive suite of multimedia resources and services. With state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, a cross-platform editing lab for video, sound and graphics, and a makerspace with 3Dprinters, laser-cutter and more, our experienced staff will help you discover, learn and create.
  • Viewing/Gaming Room    
    • Lower Level, inside Innovative Media
    • Available for media viewing and gaming. The room seats up to 6 people.
    • TV, Blu-ray, DVD Player, 3-D Glasses
    • Playstation 2, 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360 & Nintendo Wii U.
  • Art Browsery 
    • 4th Floor
    • A selection of new, visually rich books on Art, Craft and Design topic


Health Sciences Library

  • Makerspace  
    • First Floor
    • Available equipment includes 3D printers, a 3D scanner, Virtual Reality systems, a Glowforge laser cutter, and several computer workstations capable of creating and editing multiple types of projects. 
  • Multimedia Collaboration Room 
    • Lower Level
    • Available to VCU faculty, staff and students for study and for those who need specialized equipment for multimedia projects including audio, video, scanning and large format printing.

Color Printing

Large Format Color Printing (available at both libraries)

  • Maximum Size
    40 inches on the shortest side.  It can be as long as you need it.
  • Cost
    $15 per foot of the longest side of the finished printed product.  
    ‚ÄčExample:  A poster 32 inches (2 feet 8 inches) tall by 64 inches (5 feet 4 inches) wide costs $90.  
  • How fast can it be printed?
    5 business days or less.  You'll receive an e-mail when your poster is ready.

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