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VCU Faculty, Staff and Health System Employees

VCU Faculty, Staff, Health System Employees

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Included are the following groups who reside in Metro Richmond:

  • Full-time, part-time, administrative, collateral, interns/residents, retired and emeritus (EMER) faculty
  • Faculty not employed full-time at the University who participate in educational, research and/or clinical programs and are affiliated with the INOVA Health System (INOVA).
  • Employees of the Hunter McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) who have been granted full-time academic appointment with the University.

Services include:

  • Retrieval and delivery of loans (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) to your campus box address or held for pick-up at one of the libraries.  This includes items from the VCU Libraries circulating collections such as storage and the general collections (document delivery) and items borrowed from other libraries on your behalf (interlibrary loan).
  • Electronic delivery of copies (articles, chapters, etc.) of items located in VCU Libraries collections as well as items borrowed from other libraries.
  • Proxy service that allow faculty only to appoint others (e.g., librarians, graduate and student assistants, secretaries, etc.) to submit requests on their behalf. This service prevents those working with faculty members from using their personal ILLiad account to submit requests for the faculty member.  Using faculty proxy service also provide more accurate statistics. To use this service, the faculty member will need to send an email from their personal VCU email account to requesting a proxy account with the following information.
    • Faculty member name
    • Faculty member VCU eID username
    • Preferred shipping address
    • VCU Email address
    • Phone number to be reached between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday - Friday
    • Department name
    • Delivery preference for books and other loaned materials  (choose only one)
      • campus delivery (must provide campus box address for Preferred shipping address above)
      • hold for pickup at Cabell Library,
      • hold for pickup at Health Sciences Library
      • mail to address if address is outside Metro-Richmond area
    • Name(s) and VCU eID of persons who will have access to this proxy account (no more than 5).  If the person does not have VCU eID, provide their name.
    • Once this information is received a proxy account will be create and a confirmation email sent to the faculty with the username and temporary password for the account. 
    • The faculty member is responsible for changing the password; sharing the username and password with proxies as well as updating the profile to reflex change in address, delivery preferences, etc. 
    • The faculty member is responsible for materials charged out on the proxy account. For example, if the item is returned damaged, returned extremely late or is lost, the faculty member may be blocked and charged a lost or damaged fee.  When the faculty proxy account becomes blocked, the faculty personal account is also blocked.
    • Authorized (proxies) users will need some form of picture identification to pick-up materials.  They will not need the faculty member ID.


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