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Library benefits expand alumni access

July 17, 2013

VCU Libraries and VCU Alumni are working to keep alumni connected to library resources in new ways. 

A little-known and expanding benefit is that dues-paying VCU Alumni members can access to online journals Academic Search and Business Source Alumni Edition from their home or office. In 2014, additional databases will be available for remote access.

Already, alumni who join the Friends of the VCU Libraries gain opportunities to stay up-to-date on discoveries, innovation and scholarship tied to Virginia's largest research university. Friends receive borrowing privileges for personal use, invitations to Friends-sponsored events and preview admission to the annual book sale. And, Friends receive borrowing privileges and access to a print collection of 2 million volumes and 50,000 serial titles, along with an extensive collection of digital indexes, full-text digital periodicals, and other digital materials. Friends can access online journals in library buildings, either at James Branch Cabell Library or Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences.

The alumni benefit allows for access to hundreds of useful resources from home or office. Additional information about online access to Academic Search and Business Source Alumni Edition, including a listing of journal titles, is available on the VCU Alumni website.

Discounted Friends of the Library membership

Members of the VCU Alumni Association are eligible for discounted Friends of the VCU Libraries rates.

  • Annual members of VCUAA and MCVAA -$75 annual donation (save $25)
  • Life members of VCUAA and MCVAA - $50 annual donation (save $50)
  • GOLD annual members - $35 annual donation (save $65)
  • Discounted rates are available only via the alumni website
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