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Borrowing guidelines

MaterialFaculty/staff, graduate and honors studentsUndergraduate studentsCommunity and Friends of VCU LibrariesFines
Books from general collection

6 months
5 renewals

Unlimited loans

28 days
2 renewals

Unlimited loans

28 days
1 renewal

10 loans maximum


none

CDs

7 days
1 renewal

25 loans

7 days
1 renewal

5 loans maximum

7 days
no renewal

5 loans maximum

$1/day
DVDs

7 days
1 renewal

25 loans

7 days
1 renewal

5 loans maximum

7 days
no renewal

5 loans maximum

$1/day
Course reserves varies varies n/a $10/hour
Calculators

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $5/hour
Innovative Media Equipment 3 days   
1 renewal
3 days  
1 renewal
n/a $10/day
iPads (Cabell only)

3 days
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

3 days
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $10/day
Laptops (Tompkins-McCaw only)

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $10/hour 
RamBikes

2 days
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

2 days
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $10/day
Headphones (Tompkins-McCaw only)

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $10/hour 
Whiteboards (Tompkins-McCaw only)

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $10/hour 
Dry erase markers (Tompkins-McCaw only)

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

4 hours
no renewal

Limit 1 per patron

n/a $10/hour 
Materials from other libraries 
(Interlibrary Loan)
varies varies varies $135 minimum replacement fee; $25 minimum damage fee
Canon DSLR Ti6 Cameras (Tompkins-McCaw only) 3 days
1 renewal
3 days
1 renewal

n/a

$10/day

Payment for fines and fees

Pay online: Check your library account for the amount due, then use a credit/debit card to pay fees online with our secure website. Select the correct fee payment type (Fine and Fee Payments for VCU Libraries materials or Interlibrary Loan payments) to ensure proper posting. Payments will be posted to your library account and Banner holds will be cleared within 1 business day. 

Pay in person or by mail: Fees can be paid in person at Cabell Library or Tompkins-McCaw Library any time the libraries are open. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit and RamBucks. Payments are also accepted via mail (checks payable to VCU Libraries). If paying by mail, please address payments to Cabell Library; attn: Jeanne Scott; PO Box 842033; Richmond, VA 23284-2033. 

Account questions

Something not quite right with your library account? You can request an investigation to dispute discrepancies in your library record and/or charges for overdue, lost or damaged material. This constitutes the first step in the appeal process.

For additional information, please see our Borrowing Policies

Other borrowers

Information for other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Other libraries may request to borrow materials from the VCU Libraries collections.

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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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