Welcome from the University Librarian
The VCU Libraries advances the academic success of students, faculty, staff, and health professionals at Virginia Commonwealth University through one of Virginia's most outstanding academic library systems. The James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library on the MCV Campus offer a print collection of two million volumes and 50,000 serial titles, along with an extensive collection of digital indexes, full-text digital periodicals, and other digital materials, to support the academic work of the VCU community. Both libraries provide leading-edge Web-based services as well as exceptional instruction and individual reference consultation to help VCU research, teaching, and learning. With over 350 workstations within the two library facilities and powerful network-integrated systems, the VCU Libraries' collections and resources are available from any computer on the VCU campus and, with your EID, from anyplace in the world with an Internet connection.
The VCU Libraries maintains many affiliations with library and publishing organizations throughout the world to provide access to library materials not held at VCU, and to advance the development of libraries in the evolving digital publishing age. VCU Libraries is a founding member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and the Coalition for Network Information. It is also a resource library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and the Southeastern Library Network, among others.
I encourage you to visit our two libraries and to use our Web site to explore our digital resources and library services. I also hope that you'll consider becoming a VCU Friend of the Library to help us create the future of the VCU library system.
Feel free to write directly to me or to any library staff person if you have questions or concerns. We want to hear from you!
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