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Cabell Library Lecture Hall (Room 303)

The Cabell Library Lecture Hall is a gathering space for the VCU academic community. Priority use is for marquee/high-profile VCU scholarly events or other VCU community functions that have university-wide/broad appeal. Types of events potentially appropriate for the lecture hall include lectures, forums, book talks and addresses by university leaders. The space is not intended for classes, study sessions, general meetings, fundraisers or social functions such as weddings. It is also not suited for conferences that require break-out spaces, although smaller meetings with limited break-out space requirements can sometimes be accommodated. Because the lecture hall is housed on the quiet floor of an active library building, it is not intended for musical performances, dances or other loud events.

  • The lecture hall is generally booked on an academic year (July–June) basis. May 1 is the opening for submissions of reservation requests for the following academic year.
  • Annual/major university events such as the president’s State of the University speech or university-wide Welcome Week activities may be scheduled up to two years in advance.
  • Events are not booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservation requests will be considered according to the following priorities: library-organized events, library partnerships or library-sponsored events, community or professional outreach events organized by university departments outside the libraries, other non-library departmental events, events organized by groups affiliated with the university or with whom the university has an important relationship.
  • Student-organized and -run events that are not library partnerships or library-sponsored events are referred to the VCU Student Commons.

Details: Reservations, Fees, Setup and Space Description, Facility Use and Catering

Read the Cabell Library Lecture Hall Facility Use Guidelines‌.

Reservation Request Form

For Questions

Please contact the library events office:

Gregory Kimbrell
Events and programs coordinator
Cell: (804) 393-2951

Emily Kundrot
Events and communications assistant
Cell: (804) 357-7655

If you are contacting VCU Libraries about a reservation request or a future event, please allow five business days for a response. The events office fields a large volume of calls and emails, many of which are high-priority communications related to troubleshooting or assisting event managers with existing events. If your need is urgent, you may also contact Sue Robinson, director of communications and public relations, at


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