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Computers and Equipment


We offer laptops for loan from service desks at both libraries and self-serve kiosks at Cabell Library.

Desktop computing

We provide PCs throughout Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library. Macs are on the second floor of Cabell Library. If you're having a hard time finding a computer, you can see available computers.

Computers have Microsoft Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown for secure Blackboard testing, Skype, GIMP image editor (PCs only) and statistical software SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, STATA and JMP. By using these computers you agree to our computer policies.

Print, scan, copy, fax

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


Computers, software and equipment for viewing, creating and editing multimedia include:

Equipment for loan


  • Innovative Media: Innovative Media, Cabell Library, third floor
  • Cabell: Cabell Library, first floor service desk
  • Tompkins-McCaw: Tompkins-McCaw Library service desk

Equipment Categories

Computers, Tablets, e-readers Location
LENOVO ThinkPad T and L series15" laptops Cabell, Tompkins-McCaw
MacBooks Tompkins-McCaw

iPad2 and iPad Air
Check iPad availability at Cabell Library
Check iPad availability at Tompkins-McCaw Library
iPad borrowing and fees

Cabell, Tompkins-McCaw

Nook Color
Book titles available on Nook Color
Check Nook Color availability



Book titles available: 
Group A |Group B |Group C | Group D

Check Kindle availability: 
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D

Peripherals and miscellaneous Location
Stereo Headphones Innovative Media (in dept only), Tompkins-McCaw
Portable green screen and lights Innovative Media
Sony VBD-MA1 plug-n-play Blu-ray/DVD burner Innovative Media
Sony BDP-SX910 portable Blu-ray/DVD player (PAL-NTSC, All-region, Multi-zone) Innovative Media
RCA, S-Video, Firewire, and USB cables/cords Innovative Media
VHS-C to VHS adapters Innovative Media
Sound Ideas effects library (more than 250 CDs) Innovative Media

Learn more about RamBikes

Cabell, Tompkins-McCaw
Bicycle helmets Tompkins-McCaw
Bluetooth presentation remotes Tompkins-McCaw
Surge protectors Tompkins-McCaw
Mac VGA adapter Cabell, Tompkins-McCaw
iPhone4 and Android phone chargers Cabell
Texas Instrument TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators Cabell
Logitech headset with microphone Cabell
Dry-erase markers Tompkins-McCaw
Dry-erase boards (small) Tompkins-McCaw
Poster tubes Tompkins-McCaw
Extension cords Tompkins-McCaw
Cameras and related Location
Sony HDR-CX290 camcorders Innovative Media
Sony DCR-SR220 camcorders Innovative Media 
JVC Everio GZ-HM30 camcorders Innovative Media 
GoPro Hero3+ camcorders Innovative Media
Sony Bloggie camcorders Innovative Media, Tompkins-McCaw
Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera Innovative Media 
Olympus FE-4020 digital camera Innovative Media 
CamQuip fluid pan head tripods Innovative Media 
Projectors and related Location
Acer P1303W portable digital projectors Innovative Media 
Epson PowerLite 1945W portable digital projectors Innovative Media 
ViewSonic PJD7820 HD DLP Projectors Innovative Media
Projection screens (70x70 and 36x39) Innovative Media 
Slide projector Innovative Media
Audio recorders Location
Samson Go USB mics Innovative Media  
Zoom H1 digital audio recorders Innovative Media  
Memory Location
9 in 1 Media and SDHD card readers Innovative Media  
USB thumb drives (32GB and 64GB) Innovative Media 
Maxtor external harddrive (100GB and 200GB) Innovative Media  
Plextor external DVD/CD RW drive Innovative Media  



Microform Viewers

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