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High School Students, Teachers and Librarians

Your VCU Libraries Liaison

Denise Smith
Registration Specialist and Information Associate  |  804-828-2465

All VCU libraries' buildings have reopened to the public. We welcome VCU students, faculty, and staff, as well as Friends of VCU Libraries, registered VCU alumni users, individuals affiliated with other academic institutions, and members of the general public engaged in academic pursuit or who are attending a VCU Libraries event. In the event of confirmed COVID-19 cases, we will post timely information about space closures and service updates. 


Welcome to Cabell Library! Though our library is geared to the academic work of the VCU Monroe Park Campus, we are happy to see high school students, teachers, and librarians. You may have special research needs that would be better suited to our collections than your own, please stop by and take advantage of our great resources. Additionally, your school may be eligible for borrowing privileges at VCU Libraries; to learn more about borrowing review the information on the Librarians and Teachers tab or check with your school's librarian.

Cabell Library Hours

High school students and teachers may visit Cabell Library on their own any time between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.  After 10 p.m., only members of the VCU Community with active VCU Cards may access Cabell Library. Current library hours for both Cabell Library and Health Sciences Library are posted online.

Who to contact:

For classroom and other on-site experiences:

Donna E. Coghill, Community Engagement Librarian and Coordinator of Campus Partnerships | 804-828-6554

For setting up or checking on your school's borrowing privileges:

Denise Smith, Registration Specialist and Information Associate | 804-828-2465