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Computers and equipment


Students can check out laptops using their VCUCard at the IT Support Center on the lower level in Cabell Library.

Desktop computing

Windows computers are located throughout Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw Libraries. Software includes Microsoft Office 2016, Respondus Lockdown for secure Blackboard testing, Skype, GIMP image editor, Audacity, Logger Pro, Microsoft Magnifier, and statistical, mathematical, and scientific software such as SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, STATA and JMP via App2Go. The Assistive Technology Room has software for vision-impaired users.

Macs are on the second floor of Cabell Library and have Microsoft Office 2016, GarageBand and iMovie installed.

Print, scan, copy, fax

Affordable or free print, scan, copy, and fax services are available. 

Microform viewers

Microform viewers are available on the third floor of Cabell Library and in the Multimedia Collaboration Room at Tompkins-McCaw Library.


Computers, software and equipment for viewing, creating and editing multimedia include:

Equipment for loan

Computers and Tablets Location
Miscellaneous Location
Bluetooth presentation remotes Tompkins-McCaw
Texas Instrument TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators Cabell
Dry-erase markers Tompkins-McCaw
Dry-erase boards (small) Tompkins-McCaw
Poster tubes Tompkins-McCaw
Sunpak Tripod Tompkins-McCaw
Video, cameras and related Location
Cameras, camcorders and other video equipment The Workshop (Cabell Library)
Sony Handycam HDR-CX900 Tompkins-McCaw
Canon DSLR Ti6 Cameras Tompkins-McCaw
GoPro Hero 5 camcorder Tompkins-McCaw
Projectors and related Location
Digital projectors and screens The Workshop (Cabell Library)
Epson PowerLite 1781W projector Tompkins-McCaw
Audio Location
Audio equipment The Workshop (Cabell Library)
Zoom H1 Audio Recorder Tompkins-McCaw
Memory Location
Flash drives, hard drives, media card readers The Workshop (Cabell Library)
Chargers and Adaptors Location
Extension cords and surge protectors Tompkins-McCaw
Mac VGA adapter Cabell


  • The Workshop: Innovative Media, Cabell Library, lower level
  • Cabell: Cabell Library, first floor service desk
  • Tompkins-McCaw: Tompkins-McCaw Library service desk

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
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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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