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Computers and Equipment


VCU Libraries offers laptops for loan from service desks at both libraries and self-serve kiosks at Cabell Library.

Desktop computing

We provide Windows computers throughout Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library. Macs are located on the second floor of Cabell Library. Use of equipment is subject to computer policies.

Computers have Microsoft Office, Respondus Lockdown for secure Blackboard testing, GIMP image editor (PCs only) and statistical software SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, STATA and JMP via App2Go.


Workspaces with computers, software and equipment for viewing, creating and editing multimedia include:

Microform viewers are available on the third floor of Cabell Library and in the Multimedia Collaboration Room at Tompkins-McCaw Library.

A/V equipment for loan

Printers, copiers, scanners, fax machine and more

Affordable or free print, scan, copy, and fax services are available. 

Chargers, cables, headphones

We lend assorted chargers, adapters and calculators from service desks. Cabell Library offers earplugs and earbud headphones for free. Tompkins-McCaw Library also lends bluetooth presentation remotes and surge protectors.

iPads and ereaders  

Apple iPads

Apple iPads are available from both libraries for a nonrenewable three-day loan.


Ereaders are available from Cabell Library for a one week loan. They are pre-loaded with classics as well as popular fiction.

Nook Colors


There are four groups of Kindles, each with a different list of book titles.


You can borrow a bicycle for up to 48 hours from either campus library.  

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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