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Parents & Families

Welcome to VCU Libraries!

VCU Libraries has provided this guide to support you as you begin your academic life. These pages provide links to orient you towards finding books and other sources, as well as introducing the research process that will help you succeed in your assignments. Welcome to VCU and thank you for your service. 

James Branch Cabell Library

  • Located on the Monroe Park Campus, Cabell Library supports all areas of study from undergraduate to faculty research
  • 901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284

Health Sciences Library

  • Located on the MCV Campus, this is the largest medical library in the state of Virginia 
  • 509 N. 12th St, Richmond, VA 23298

VCU Alumni

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What's at VCU Libraries?

Your student is going to find a study area that suits their needs, no matter how they prefer to study! We have collaborative, quiet, and silent spaces, as well as group study rooms they can reserve online. Our extensive, flexible hours make things even easier - plus we encourage our late-night researchers to use RamSafe. 

Cabell Library has many great collections for your students; of particular note for first-year students (and parents) is the Academic and Career Collections. The Study Skills collection contains books about presentations, college life, note-taking, and time management. The Career collection can help guide your student through everything from choosing a major, finding a job, resume skills, and more. Both collections can save your student time and stress by preparing for them their next best steps.

Last, but most certainly not least, your students will have access to the most amazing technologies in The Workshop, our Lower Level media-rich space. Your students will even be able to access audiovisual and other equipment for loan and in-house tools and spaces including a makerspace for hands-on creativity. 

Our librarians work as liaisons in specific units - schools, colleges, and programs. These subject specialists provide many services including one-one-one research assistance.

Collections and Exhibits: