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New Building Fund

Of the 156,000 new or redesigned square feet, 90 percent will be dedicated to space for students and faculty. Every decision about the building plan puts students and faculty users first. Named spaces are many and available at every giving level. Donors at certain levels will receive prominent mention on an elegant donor wall on the first floor.  

Some 1,500 new seats will be added to the building. Decisions about the types of seating and workspaces will be made with student input and crowdsourcing. This significant increase in the quantity and variety of study seats will accommodate collaborative and individual work in active and quiet settings. Throughout the library will be more tables and soft seating, carrels, booths, benches and collaboration pods for all sorts of scholarly endeavors—solo or in pairs, triads or groups.

Our Seat a Student initiative offers giving opportunities from $500 to $5000. This fund is ideal for GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) and other young alumni willing to boost their giving level and philanthropy toward VCU.

To learn more about these giving opportunities, please contact Kimberly Separ, director of development and community relations, at or (804) 827-1163.

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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