Media, public relations and recording permissions
Permission in advance required
If you want to conduct interviews for publication or for a class, take photographs, or tape, digitally record or film, or install a piece of artwork, within VCU Libraries spaces, use this online form.
The Director of Communications and Public Relations will respond to you in a timely manner.
- Permission Form required for all requests
- To secure rights to use images of people who are identifiable, use a Model Release Form
The permission form requests basic information about the scope and topic of your project and your timeframe. For student and faculty projects, please allow, ideally, one week's notice, particularly if interviews with VCU Libraries personnel need to be arranged or other sources identified.
Libraries are unique places with many interesting stories to tell. We welcome media coverage and are happy to assist with research and reporting projects involving media. Our large buildings are open to all members of the VCU community. We are respectful of maintaining patrons’ privacy and we strive to maintain an atmosphere conducive for research and study. There may be times when requests for access by filmmakers will be refused due to the disruption such activity may cause patrons. This is particularly true at the end of the semester when our spaces are full of library patrons.
About the new library at Monroe Park
Background information about the new library building is posted. Students working on class projects about the library are free to cite and quote from that source. Anyone wishing interviews, publication use of architectural renderings of the new building or more details related to the plans and construction of the new library, should contact: Director of Communications and Public Relations Sue Robinson, (804) 828-0129, firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to submit questions by email as well and be sure to note your deadline.
Members of the press
Professional working media, including members of the student-run media, should contact Sue Robinson, (804) 828-0129, email@example.com. If she cannot be reached in a timely way, University News Services will assist you.
About Starbucks: All inquiries regarding photographing or videotaping or interviews in or about the Starbucks located in James Branch Cabell Library should be referred to Kristan Cole, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Business Services, (804) 828-3615. Photographs or video may be shot near the Starbucks entryway and signage may be seen in footage. Shooting inside Starbucks must be cleared with Jones.
Publishing materials from VCU Libraries: Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library has a treasure trove of historic photographs and images, some of them in digital format. Contact Wesley Chenault, head, Special Collections and Archives at Cabell Library, (804) 827-3576, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help with a class project? For help with images and media, contact Innovative Media. Librarians have expertise in editing video, researching images online and securing publication rights to images and media. We're here to help you.