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Accessibility

VCU Libraries is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. If services or collections aren't accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, or if you have suggestions or comments, Ask Us.

Outside of VCU Libraries, there are many more VCU accessibility resources.

Library Services

Services for VCU students, faculty and staff 

  • Individualized library orientations
  • Library resource use
  • Equipment use
  • Questions? Ask us.

Access to collections

  • Get digital access to print materials through HathiTrust accessibility program. Here's how:
    • Visit HathiTrust in your web browser.
    • Log in:
      • Select "LOG IN."
      • In the "Select your institution" drop-down menu, select Virginia Commonwealth University.
      • Log in with your VCU eID and password.
    • Search for materials.
      • Once you log in, you'll be sent back to the HathiTrust main page, where you can search for books.
      • Enter your keywords, search, and find the item you wish to access.
    • Email us to get your copy.
  • Request print books or journal articles through the interlibrary loan and document delivery service (ILLiad) or at the Cabell Library or Tompkins-McCaw Library Service Desks.
    • Items are ready for pickup within 24-48 business hours.

VCU resources

James Branch Cabell Library, Monroe Park Campus

  • 901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284-2033
  • Phone: (804) 828-1111
  • Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
  • Email: library@vcu.edu

Wheelchair ramp on Park Avenue side of entrance. Accessible restrooms on all floors, including two oversized, universal restrooms on lower level (access by main elevators and turn left) and one restroom on the third floor (near the main elevators' service elevator). Mothers' rooms located on the lower level and the fourth flooor.

Computers and equipment

First Floor: Assistive Technology Room

  • Two computers with 20-inch color monitors
    One with Microsoft Magnifier screen magnification
  • One with Jaws synthesized voice screen reading software for accessing library database.

All public computers have Microsoft Magnifier screen magnification software. 

Tompkins-McCaw Library, MCV Campus

  • 509 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298-0582
  • Phone: (804) 828-0636
  • Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
  • Fax: (804) 828-6089
  • Email: asktml@vcu.edu

Wheelchair accessible entrance located near 12th and Clay Street and accessible restrooms on the first floor.

Computers and equipment

 First Floor: One workstation

  • Special software: Jaws, Zoom Text
  • Hardware: Scanners

All public workstations have Microsoft Magnifier screen magnification software. 

Questions or concerns?

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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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