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New Library Building

The new library at The Compass on Shafer Court, at the geographic center and symbolic heart of the Monroe Park campus, offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for donors. Your investment will touch every single student on our campus. The $10 million Campaign for VCU Libraries augments funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia. These private funds will enhance technology and student-centered library environments. Your gift is a lasting investment in student academic success. Please make VCU Libraries your philanthropic priority in 2014. Gifts to VCU Libraries are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Details about Named Spaces

Investment Opportunities and Prices

  • The new library will support innovation in scholarship while also providing new space for study and collaboration. Named Spaces include marquee spaces and intimate study rooms, makerspaces and quiet reading rooms. 
  • Library of the Future Fund Most 1975 furniture in Cabell Library was still in use 35 years later. Students in 2050 won’t have that experience. The Library of the Future Fund anticipates future physical and technology needs.
  • Special Collections and Archives Fund This funding stream will support the preservation, digitization and purchase of exemplary comic arts, book arts, manuscripts and other rare materials for VCU’s outstanding Special Collections and Archives.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-0636

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