VCU Libraries operations: COVID-19

VCU Libraries is online!

Expanded online services and resources available to support patient care, research, teaching and learning; libraries buildlings closed until further notice.

All VCU Libraries physical spaces are closed until further notice in an effort to foster community health and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Robust online services and Front Door Pickup of physical materials are 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: 07/7/2020

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Library spaces

All VCU Libraries facilities are currently closed until further notice.

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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 August 28.

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.

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

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and COVID-19

With library buildings closed, VCU Libraries will not be able to provide easy access to physical items in the Federal Depository library collection. Access to electronic government information is available at Need help? Please contact Nia Rodgers, government documents librarian, at