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Research consultations and classes

We offer appointments for in-depth consultations to support the needs of researchers. Students, faculty, staff, scholars and community researchers are invited to contact an archivist or library specialist for personalized guidance on assignments, research or creative projects.

We teach a diverse range of classes and offer presentations that help faculty incorporate the use of archival, manuscript and special collections in research assignments and course work. Classes range from basic “how-to” sessions on using primary and secondary sources, to subject classes tailored to meet specific course objectives. Most classes offer students an exciting hands-on opportunity to examine rare and unique materials.

Scheduling sessions

Faculty are asked to schedule basic instruction sessions at least one week in advance. If you are designing an assignment or course that makes extensive use of our collections, please contact Andrea Kohashi at or (804)827-3573 as soon as possible during the planning stage.

Contact Us

James Branch Cabell Library: or (804) 828-1108.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended.
Summer hours (June 4 - August 10): Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


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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