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Special Collections and Archives

Holocaust Surviving Torah
Holocaust Surviving Torah

Alumni donate sacred symbol of faith and hope. Learn More

Thank you, Alumni.
Thank you, Alumni.

Many treasured items, like this one from artist Charles Vess, are gifts from graduates. Learn More

Fascinated by the history of medicine?
Fascinated by the history of medicine?

Explore VCU's Medical Artifacts Collection, in person or online. Learn More

A Century of Leadership
A Century of Leadership

New exhibit highlights achievements of Virginia Girl Scouts. Learn More

Rare photographs of 1963 civil rights protests tell new stories.
Rare photographs of 1963 civil rights protests tell new stories.

Freedom Now Project seeks public input. Get Involved

Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?
Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?

Take a class or make an appointment. Contact Us


Open to all researchers, the Special Collections and Archives departments at James Branch Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw Libraries provide access to rare publications and primary source materials. Archivists and special collections librarians welcome requests for research consultations, classes, community programs, and collaborative initiatives. 

Collections at James Branch Cabell Library include book art, comic arts, manuscripts, and rare books and periodicals.

Collections at Tompkins-McCaw Library include manuscripts, medical artifacts, and rare books and periodicals.

Contact Us

James Branch Cabell Library: E-mail libjbcsca@vcu.edu or call (804) 828-1108.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended.

Tompkins-McCaw Library: E-mail libtmlsca@vcu.edu or call (804) 828-9898.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are recommended.

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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