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Borrowing Policies

Borrowing privileges

MaterialFaculty/staff, graduate and honors studentsUndergraduate StudentsCommunity and Friends of VCU LibrariesFines
Books 6 months
5 renewals
28 days
2 renewals
28 days
1 renewal

$.25/day

CDs 7 days
1 renewal
7 days
1 renewal
4 hours onsite $1/day
DVDs 7 days
no renewal
7 days
no renewal
4 hours onsite $1/day
Course reserves varies varies 4 hours onsite $1/hour
Laptops 4 hours
no renewal
4 hours
no renewal
n/a $10/hour 
A/V from Innovative Media 3 days   
email/phone renewal
3 days  
email/phone renewal
n/a $1/day
Ereaders  7 days
no renewal
7 days
no renewal
n/a $1/hour
iPads 3 days
no renewal
3 days
no renewal
n/a $1/hour
RamBikes 2 days
no renewal
2 days
no renewal
n/a $1/hour
Materials from other libraries 
(Interlibrary Loan)
varies varies varies $135 minimum replacement fee

Payment for Fines and Fees

You can pay fines and fees over the phone with a credit or debit card, or in person with a card, cash, check, or RamBucks. 

Account Questions

Something not quite right with your library account? You can request an investigation to dispute discrepancies in your library record and/or charges for overdue, lost or damaged material. This constitutes the first step in the appeal process.

For additional information, please see our Borrowing Policies

Other Borrowers

Information for Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Other libraries may request to borrow materials from the VCU Libraries collections.

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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