Programs and initiatives

Why give?

Your gifts to VCU Libraries support every student at VCU, our faculty and library community by working to improve library spaces and environments, grow endowments to strengthen collections, replace worn and outdated equipment and furniture and provide for highly specialized projects and priorities in Special Collections and Archives. Gifts to the Friends of VCU Libraries have supported the Open and Affordable Course Content Initiative to reduce the financial burden of expensive textbooks, VCU Libraries Events and Community Zooms to build community dialogue and the Friends of VCU Libraries Scholarship.

Giving opportunities

The Friends of VCU Libraries outside Tompkins-McCaw Library

The Friends of VCU Libraries is a community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and others who love libraries.

Meet our Friends Board Join the Friends of VCU Libraries
2 students studying in Cabell Library

Friends of VCU Libraries Scholarship Fund will assist two students annually, one from the Monroe Park Campus and one from the MCV Campus.

Scholarship Fund Give to Friends of VCU Libraries Scholarship
vintage MCV baseball jersey

Special Collections and Archives Fund purchases, preserves and makes accessible primary-source materials of 20th- and 21st-century Central Virginia, University archives, Comic Arts and Book Arts and medical artifacts and collections related to the health sciences.

SCA Fund Give to SCA Fund
chairs in Cabell Library

Library of the Future Endowment Fund ensures that future workspaces will keep pace with progress in education and technologies as well as new student needs.

Library of the Future Give to Library of the Future Endowment
engraved signage of Tompkins-McCaw Library

The VCU Libraries Building Fund supports expanding and improving VCU Libraries’ physical spaces. Named spaces are available at various giving levels.

Library Buildings Fund Give to The VCU Libraries Building Fund
T shirts with previous winning designs on them

The Friends of VCU Libraries’ annual Design Contest harnesses our community’s creativity to help fundraise for VCU Libraries.

FOL design contest