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Building the Collection

Collection Analysis and Investment builds and manages collections at VCU Libraries. Adhering to the mission and values of Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Libraries, the purpose of collection management is to develop exemplary collections that support the University's academic programs, research agenda, health care and outreach efforts, and the overall direction of the future of VCU in its local and global presence. Materials are chosen that best serve the University’s identity: strong instruction, community engagement, and innovative research. For instruction, the collections represent materials that reinforce and also enhance the interactive quality of teaching in all courses. University faculty depend upon VCU Libraries to provide resources that enliven the learning experience. In turn, students rely on VCU Libraries for materials including media and technologies that allow for the creation of new knowledge. Because research is an integral university activity, VCU Libraries provides resources and services to assist faculty and students in the intellectual inquiry and experimentation that form 21st Century research. We are committed to building a collection that allows researchers at all levels across the VCU community to engage with information in the most creative ways possible.

Collection librarian contacts


VCU Libraries

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