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Being a Friend of VCU Libraries opens the door to inspiring and one of a kind experiences. Members can explore more than three million titles, try out new technologies, attend lectures and events, interact with students and alumni, research an area of interest and much more. Your gifts provide crucial funding for services and resources to nearly 2.5 million visitors a year.

As a member of the Friends of VCU Libraries, your support gives you the opportunity to:

  • Take an active role in VCU’s future while giving back to others
  • Promote the success of students, faculty and staff
  • Enrich the cultural vitality of the entire Central Virginia community
  • Stay up-to-date on research, innovation and advancements at VCU
  • Explore new ideas, debate and learn through engaging public programs and events
  • Connect with the metro literary scene at readings, book signings and more
  • Keep informed with our monthly e-newsletter, Library News Center and Library Stories blog

A team of volunteers serves on the board of the Friends. The board organizes events, raises funds and offers input and advice to library and development staff. Meet the Friends of VCU Libraries Board

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries

Join a community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and others who love libraries. Your annual gift may be made at any of the following annual levels:

  • $1–$99—Supporters
  • $100–$249—Friends*
  • $250–$499—Collectors
  • $500–above—Dean’s Circle Leadership Society

Any gift to the Friends of VCU Libraries is an unrestricted annual gift, tax deductible as allowed by law.

*Only donors making gifts at the $100 "Friends" level or above receive library borrowing privileges for personal use, special invitations to Friends-sponsored events and admission to the preview sale at the Annual Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale. Library privileges allow Friends to request an electronic ID and to use VCU Libraries computers and databases inside the buildings. 

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Make a Gift

Gifts may be made online or by contacting the development office to set up a pledge payment schedule or arrange a planned gift. More about ways you can give to VCU Libraries. All checks should be made payable to "VCU Foundation" with the particular fund written on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to:

VCU Libraries c/o VCU Office of Development and Alumni Relations 
Box 843042
Richmond, VA 23284-3042


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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