Hi, I am a teacher at a local school and would like to use the library for research and preparation. Does VCU allow community members access to the library? Is it possible to get borrowing privileges? Is there a fee? Thank you for taking the time to reply.
From: a library patron
Dan Ream, Director of Outreach and Distance Learning, replies...
Thanks for your inquiry about community members' access to VCU Libraries. Our two library buildings are open to the public for academic research purposes, without charge, though VCU ID card bearers only are admitted to Cabell Library after 10PM during the academic year.
Borrowing privileges can be obtained by those 18 years old and over by joining the Friends of the VCU Libraries You may view specific privileges and borrowing periods for Friends of the Libraries and other borrower types.
Students and teachers at a few affiliated high schools, including Open High School,
Richmond Community High School, Maggie Walker Governor's School and Appomattox Regional Governor's School also are granted limited borrowing privileges. VCU Libraries also shares material with high school teachers and students via interlibrary loan to high school libraries. Check with your high school librarian for details.
For further information about high school teachers' or students use of VCU Libraries, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-828-6545.