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VCU Libraries response to COVID-19

What to expect when you visit VCU Libraries in person

In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please be aware of these precautions, changes and guidelines for using library spaces.

  • ACCESS TO LIBRARY BUILDINGS: VCU Libraries has lifted restrictions on who may enter library spaces. We welcome VCU students, faculty, and staff, as well as Friends of VCU Libraries, registered VCU alumni users, individuals affiliated with other academic institutions, and members of the general public engaged in academic pursuit or who are attending a VCU Libraries event.
  • FACE COVERINGS: Masking is voluntary indoors and outdoors on campus, with the exception of clinical settings and health system facilities. VCU’s Public Health Response Team continues to encourage masking for individuals at risk for severe COVID-19 infection. 
  • STAY HOME IF SICK: If you have a fever, symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, you should stay home. VCU Libraries offers robust online resources to assist you if you are working from your home or residence hall. 
  • ASK A STAFF MEMBER: If you have questions while in library buildings or while working remotely, reach out for help. We’re all in this together. 

Accessing books and library resources online

Other sources for online books

JSTOR

JSTOR is offering online access through August 31 to more than 35,000 books, in addition to the JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections. VCU Libraries has opted into this expanded access through our existing JSTOR subscription. A list of participating publishers is updated as additional publishers join.

Events

VCU Libraries events continue in various modes: online, in person, or hybrid.

More resources

We will keep this page up to date. You can also follow @VCULibraries on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Up to date information about COVID-19 and VCU's response is available at VCU's coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

VCU COVID-19 cases can be tracked at the VCU COVID-19 dashboard.

For detailed information about the COVID-19 disease, visit VCU Libraries Research Guide on COVID-19.

Need a vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.

Last updated July 7, 2022