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High School Students, Teachers and Librarians

On-Campus Wireless

Access to most electronic resources are available via the VCU Guest Wireless. For full details, review the details on this pdf.

Library Computers

For one-hour per day, anyone with a current school or academic ID may use our guest computers to access our online resources. Space permitting, high school students can also use student computers in Cabell Library on Saturdays, when Cabell Library staff can log them in for an extended basis; this access is for academic research use only.

VCU Libraries Search

The gold box on the VCU Libraries homepage ( is an excellent place to conduct your research. Here you'll find books, articles, videos, and more. Watch the brief videos below to learn some of the best tips for searching. 

Note: only VCU users can access full-text items and videos from off-campus. Learn more about on-campus access for guests on the Welcome page of this guide. 

Using VCU Libraries Search: Part One

Learn how to use the VCU Libraries Search with this playlist of videos.

Using VCU Libraries Search: Part Two

Narrow down your results in the VCU Libraries Search to find more relevant information.  For an overview of how to begin your search, see Using VCU Libraries Search: Part One.