Library Tours


VCU Libraries offers a variety of tour options to help students, staff and faculty become acquainted with the buildings and services.

Virtual or Self-Guided Tour

Virtual and self-guided tours can be taken on your own time, at your own pace. Tour options.

Guided Tours of Cabell Library

Start off your semester with an informative tour of Cabell Library. A tour gives you an overview of the vast resources and spaces available to you as a student. Join us for a 30-minute tour. Tours start in the lobby by the Fall Line Bench; no reservation required. Free and open to all.

  • Tuesday, August 16, noon and 2 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19,11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 22, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30: noon and 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 1, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 12, 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 13, noon  
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 15, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, September 16, 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 4 p.m.
  • Friday, September 23, 3 p.m.
  • Monday, September 26, 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 10 a.m.
  • Friday, September 30, 2:30 p.m. 

For accommodations or questions, please contact Undergraduate Student Engagement Coordinator Mikayla Braswell at

The Workshop Tours

Interested in creating with technology of all kinds? Tour The Workshop in Cabell Library to learn about the free resources you have access to: Cameras, audio recorders, sewing machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, VR, studios, workstations with specialty software, and expert staff to help  with academic and personal projects!  15-minute tours start in The Workshop, on the Lower Level. Questions? E-mail or visit us online.

  • Tuesday, August 16:  12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19:  11:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 22: 1:30 p.m and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24:  11:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30:  12:30 p.m and 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 1:  11:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m.

Health Sciences Library Tours

  • Open House: Tuesday, Aug. 23 11 a.m.  - 1 p.m. 
  • Maker Space Open House: Thursday, Aug. 25 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

VCUarts Library Tours | Friday, August 26, 2022

Learn about the resources, services, and expertise available at Cabell Library, with a focus on the arts. In this curated tour, art librarians will guide you through finding:

  • Visual and performing arts books and magazines;
  • Unique collections like Comic Arts and Book Art in Special Collections and Archives;
  • Tools and spaces for producing creative work in The Workshop, the library’s maker space;
  • And much more

Each 45-minute tour will be capped at 20 participants, so please register using the links below.

After registration, if your plans change and you can no longer attend the tour, please use the cancellation link included in your confirmation email to free a spot for another participant.

information about future tours is forthcoming.

image: James Branch Cabell and Health Sciences Library front entrances