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Computers and Equipment


VCU Libraries offers laptops for loan from the service desks at both libraries.

Desktop computing

We provide Windows computers throughout Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library. Macs are located on the second floor of Cabell Library. Your use of equipment is subject to Computer Regulations.

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

Multimedia production

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

Innovative Media staff have expertise in softwares for producing and making digital materials and knowledge of best practices in managing media. 

Printers, copiers, scanners, fax machine and more

Affordable or free print, scan, copy, and fax services are available. We lend assorted chargers, adapters and calculators from service desks. Tompkins-McCaw Library also lends bluetooth presentation remotes and surge protectors.

Tablets, ereaders, AV equipment and more  

A/V equipment

Innovative Media on the third floor of Cabell Library offers state-of-the-art multimedia equipment for loan. Digital cameras are also available at Tompkins-McCaw Library. 

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 loaded with classics by authors such as Charles Dickens and Toni Morrison and popular fiction such as the Twilight series.

Nook Colors


There are four groups of Kindles, called "pods." Each pod has 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., 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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