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Association of Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries

VCU Libraries elected 125th member of august Washington-based library association. Full article

Meet Andrea Kohashi
Meet Andrea Kohashi

New teaching librarian works with faculty to develop instruction using primary sources, book art and other rare materials. Q&A with Andrea Kohashi

Sanger Historical Files (1859-1865)
Sanger Historical Files (1859-1865)

Origins and early days of MCV seen in documents preserved by President Dr. William T. Sanger. Sanger Historical Files

Kay Seidenberg Nursing Postcard Collection
Kay Seidenberg Nursing Postcard Collection

American and European postcards depict history of the nursing profession. Kay Seidenberg

MCV Portrait Gallery
MCV Portrait Gallery

Online presentation showcases historic medical campus portraits. Explore the Gallery

Oral history project explores African-American schools in Goochland County.
Oral history project explores African-American schools in Goochland County.

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James Branch Cabell: Man of Letters and Libraries
James Branch Cabell: Man of Letters and Libraries

Online compendium celebrates Mr. Cabell's literary legacy. Visit the Display

National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Three pieces from VCU Libraries displayed at the long-awaited new national center Smithsonian African American Museum

Fascinated by the history of medicine?
Fascinated by the history of medicine?

Explore VCU's Medical Artifacts Collection, in person or online. Learn More

Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?
Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?

Take a class or make an appointment. Contact Us


Open to all researchers, the Special Collections and Archives departments at James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences provide access to rare publications and primary source materials. Archivists and special collections librarians welcome requests for research consultations, classes, community programs and collaborative initiatives. 

Collections at James Branch Cabell Library include book art, comic arts, manuscripts and rare books and periodicals.

Collections at Tompkins-McCaw Library include manuscripts, medical artifacts and rare books and periodicals.

Contact Us

James Branch Cabell Library: libjbcsca@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1108.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended. 

Tompkins-McCaw Library: libtmlsca@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9898.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are recommended.

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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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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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