VCU Libraries operations: COVID-19

All VCU libraries' buildings have reopened with limited hours. In the event of confirmed COVID-19 cases, we will post timely information about space closures and service updates

Robust online services and Front Door Pickup of physical materials continue to be available to support research and alternative instruction, including access to the libraries' extensive online collections of e-books, licensed streaming media, digitized primary resources, and journal articles.

Last updated: 10/13/2020

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Library spaces

Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences are currently open with limited hours and some restrictions to occupancy and space use. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

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Our librarians work as liaisons in specific units - schools, departments, colleges, centers and programs. These subject-matter experts provide many services online, including instruction, in-depth research assistance and collection development support.

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Checked-out materials

Don't worry about returning any checked out materials at this time. We are extending due dates for checked out materials to November 24.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

  • Email
  • Call us toll-free at (844) 352-7399
  • Text us at (804) 435-5420
  • Use the Ask Us form


VCU Libraries events are canceled, postponed or held online. 

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We will keep this page up to date. You can also follow @VCULibraries on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Up to date information about COVID-19 and VCU's response is available at VCU's coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

VCU COVID-19 cases can be tracked at the VCU COVID-19 dashboard.

For detailed information about the COVID-19 disease, visit the VCU Libraries' Research Guide on COVID-19.