• Reflection Room opens in VCU’s Cabell Library to promote student wellness
    December 1, 2023 — On Cabell's second floor, the Reflection Room gives students a quiet area for meditation, contemplation and prayer
  • Racism and Health research guide created by VCU librarians provides crucial resources for students, instructors and researchers
    November 30, 2023 — The free online resource has vetted research materials on the social and cultural context of racism and wellbeing as well as information on organizations working to address racism’s connection to health.
  • VCU Libraries announces 2023-24 Jurgen Comics Contest winners
    November 29, 2023 — Contest winner explores censorship in prisons
  • Civil Rights org taps two VCU Libraries oral history collections for national archive 
    November 29, 2023 — Virginia digital collections added to national Civil Rights Movement archive
  • Explore 1876 Richmond with newly digitized maps
    November 29, 2023 — A new VCU Libraries digital collection introduces the Illustrated Atlas of the City of Richmond, Va.  
  • Faculty: Apply by March 1 for state grants to support free course materials
    November 8, 2023 — VIVA grants help faculty help students
  • Virginia Libraries Association honors VCU Libraries with Intellectual Freedom Award
    October 24, 2023 — Inaugural Intellectual Freedom Award honors VCU Libraries efforts
  • Reflection and Remembrance: VCU Health Sciences Library slate of exhibits and programs focuses on HIV/AIDS past and present
    October 24, 2023 — AIDS/HIV exhibits at Health Sciences Library on view now
  • Friends of VCU Libraries awards two scholarships
    October 23, 2023 — Deserving students receive 2023 awards
  • Faculty: Explore options and VCU Libraries services during Open Access Week
    October 23, 2023 — Faculty have many options to go openly share research and ideas
  • New University Archivist comes from N.C. State Archives
    October 18, 2023 — VCU Libraries names University Archivist
  • Study sessions designed to appeal to key groups
    October 18, 2023 — Different group study sessions support men of color, first-gen, transfer students
  • ‘Ink & Rebellion’ exhibit offers a journey through a timeline of censorship
    September 28, 2023 — New exhibit explores censorship through comics and graphic novels
  • VIVA renews contract for Springer journals through 2025
    September 27, 2023 — Springer-Nature Group journals safe from cancellations for now
  • Explore censorship through VCU Libraries Banned Book Week activities
    September 26, 2023 — VCU Libraries marks Banned Book Week Oct. 1-7
  • Faculty: Apply by November 7 for state grants to support the adoption of open, free course materials
    September 21, 2023 — A new round of VIVA Open Adopt Grants is open for applications.  
  • VCU Libraries celebrates stellar year for fundraising
    August 28, 2023 — Donors supported an array of libraries priorities 
  • Comic arts contest offers chance at $1,000 prize and a challenge to create
    August 15, 2023 — VCU Libraries reprises comic arts contest focused on censorship of art
  • Checkout free pass to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at VCU Libraries
    August 14, 2023 — Take a walk in The Garden with free passes
  • New Course Content Awards support free textbooks for five VCU courses
    August 11, 2023 — Funding awarded to VCU faculty to develop open materials that save students money.
  • New 'Racism and Health guide' aids health providers and consumers
    July 25, 2023 — Guide amplifies the influence of individual and systemic factors that impact health
  • Graphic arts student wins 2023 Friends design contest
    July 19, 2023 — T-shirts are available to order.
  • Students needed for Health Sciences Library advisory committee
    July 18, 2023 — Applications due Sept. 5.
  • Mellon Foundation grant will fund new directions for the Social Welfare History Project
    July 17, 2023 — Project include processing and publication of pioneering VCU educator's papers on learning disabilities
  • Social Justice Lecture 2023: Ornithologist and wildlife ecologist J. Drew Lanham to address racism and the great outdoors
    July 17, 2023 — His topic will be “Coloring the Conservation Conversation.” 
  • Starbucks closed through July
    June 22, 2023 — New counter in cafe will be more accessible. 
  • In support of young scholars, author David Baldacci connects VCU, libraries, Richmond and how communities can change
    June 20, 2023 — Renowned novelist and VCU alum returns to campus for 10th anniversary fundraiser at Cabell Library.
  • An annotated tour of artifacts and curiosities at the School of Pharmacy Heritage Trail
    June 13, 2023 — A number of the photographs, documents, and other historical resources incorporated in the Heritage Trail exhibits are part of the holdings of Special Collections and Archives at VCU Libraries.
  • VCU comics historian Christopher Irving’s book revisits the movie serials of the 1940s
    June 13, 2023 — Author's research connects to VCU Libraries' Comic Arts Collection. 
  • Jodi Koste, VCU’s longtime archivist, retires after decades bringing history to life and to light
    June 13, 2023 — Over 45 years, she has helped the academic and medical campuses identify and reckon with their rich but challenging pasts.
  • Giving Day generosity brings $54,000 in gifts to VCU Libraries
    May 16, 2023 — Donors supported VCU Libraries on Giving Day 2023
  • Deadline is June 12 for annual design contest and $500 prize
    April 26, 2023 — Annual design contest closes May 1
  • VCU Libraries seeks feedback on upcoming journal cancellations by Aug. 4  
    April 24, 2023 — Review list of proposed journal cancellations and give feedback
  • Faculty: Apply for a 2023 Affordable Course Content Award by June 9
    April 17, 2023 — Awards support faculty who create or adopt free or low-cost course materials.
  • Student Success shelves organize self-help books on first floor in Cabell Library
    April 17, 2023 — These books help students navigate college life.
  • Transforming Library Spaces Fund  will support these future improvements and more
    April 14, 2023 — Future spaces in planning stages.
  • Medical Library Association names VCU Health Sciences' Emily Hurst ‘librarian of the year’ 
    March 2, 2023 — VCU librarian receives prestigious national recognition in librarianship
  • Celebrating more than two decades of Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts
    April 12, 2023 — The journal, one of the premier online literary magazines, will host readings and panels with former contributors and student staff members this week.
  • Cabell Library plans renovations projects for summertime 
    April 10, 2023 — Be prepared for some noise and dust.
  • VCU Libraries joins Academic Preservation Trust consortium to better support our  digital future
    April 3, 2023 — Membership complements our ongoing commitments to digital preservation
  • VCU Cabell First Novelist contest announces top 20 titles
    April 3, 2023 — Top 20 titles in Cabell contest
  • VCU Libraries announces 2023 Jurgen Comic Arts Contest winners 
    April 3, 2023 — Annual comic arts contest draws inventive entries
  • Graduate student Lia New receives Leila Christenbury Literacy Fund award
    March 31, 2023 — Arts educator receives honor tied to love of children's literature
  • Donors: Giving Day gifts will support four major initiatives
    March 15, 2023 — Gifts you send starting April 3 will count on Giving Day May 3
  • Safety ambassadors: A VCU Police civilian response team is now assigned to both campuses
    March 6, 2023 — The nonsworn unit responds to calls for service on VCU’s campuses that do not require a police officer.
  • View VCU Libraries' how-to videos anywhere, anytime 
    March 6, 2023 — Advance Your Research videos help you in many ways
  • Medical Library Association names VCU Health Sciences' Emily Hurst ‘librarian of the year’ 
    March 2, 2023 — VCU librarian receives prestigious national award
  • Smithsonian curator shares lessons in Black musical history
    March 2, 2023 — For VCU Libraries’ annual Black History Month Lecture series, Dwandalyn Reece told compelling stories behind musical objects in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • VCU Libraries presents 2023 VCU Publishing Awards for outstanding journal articles
    February 27, 2023 —  Two journals honored
  • VCU Libraries now offers four new gender-inclusive restrooms
    February 14, 2023 — Restrooms are open to any user who chooses them
  • VCU Libraries offers four new gender-inclusive restrooms
    February 14, 2023 — Gender-inclusive restrooms serve all users
  • American Library Association honors VCU Libraries’ public affairs expert for her work with government documents 
    February 10, 2023 — Innovations in teaching include a podcast and annual Constitution Day lecture.
  • High textbook costs hurt VCU students more than those at other doctoral universities
    February 6, 2023 — Survey reveals much about the need for affordable course content
  • VCU Libraries publishes open ebook on health sciences collection development in libraries
    February 6, 2023 — VCU librarians edit and publish book on collections management
  • Reflection Room will enhance student wellness
    February 1, 2023 — Funds in hand to begin construction on quiet room
  • Canine inspection shows Cabell free of bedbugs 
    January 31, 2023 — No bedbugs found in building
  • Zine exhibit explores wellness themes and creative expressions from the pandemic
    January 30, 2023 — Exhibit showcases Special Collections and Archives holdings
  • Flood-damaged archival materials being restored, building undergoing repairs  
    January 25, 2023 — Health Sciences Library making progress after flood 
  • Books being treated and full inspection planned after bed bug sighting
    January 23, 2023 — Response continues in bed bug incident
  • Some books on Cabell Library’s third floor removed due to bed bug sighting 
    January 19, 2023 — Books removed temporarily due to bed bug sighting 
  • VCU Libraries launches 3-year pilot of Covidence, a systematic review management tool
    January 19, 2023 — New resource available until 2025
  • Head of Digital Libraries and Publishing appointed
    January 19, 2023 — Librarian comes from Portland State University and starts March 10.
  • After water damages, reading room reopens
    January 13, 2023 — Health Sciences Library opens reading room after damages are repaired
  • Study room reservation system upgraded
    January 17, 2023 — New reservation system at work
  • Peer health educators bring valuable lessons and well-being activities to fellow students
    January 12, 2023 — Students highlight evidence-based practices at campus events, connecting with their peers in engaging and fun ways.
  • Faculty: Apply by March 6 for state grants to support no-cost course materials and innovative pedagogy
    January 9, 2023 — New state funding available for VCU faculty
  • Queen of Comics Cindy Jackson, who oversaw VCU’s Comic Arts Collection, leaves legacy
    January 9, 2023 — A longtime employee of VCU Libraries, Jackson was known for her deep knowledge of comics and her love of working with scholars, students and faculty.
  • VCU Libraries initiative has saved VCU students more than $7M in textbook costs
    January 9, 2023 — The Open and Affordable Content Initiative is not only saving students money, but faculty members say it is also leading to better and more engaging student learning.
  • Water damage at Health Sciences Library closes some spaces
    January 3, 2023 — Spaces closed through January due to water damage