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Tompkins-McCaw Library Lecture Room

Equipped to operate both as a distance education facility and as a "smart classroom," Room 2-010 of Tompkins-McCaw Library offers instructors a wide variety of media presentation devices powered by a centralized remote control system seating 35.

The Lecture Room is available for scheduling by faculty and staff up to 90 days in advance. The room can be booked Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Requests for evening and weekend hours will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Tompkins-McCaw Library events take precedence over non-library events.

No food is permitted in the Lecture Room. Beverages are permitted in covered containers.

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Room equipment

  • PC with DVD drive, USB inputs, network connections and Internet access
  • Instructor podium includes two touchscreen monitors and built-in microphone
  • Dual video cameras with limited tracking capability
  • Video, audio and data inputs at instructor podium allow connection with auxiliary devices (laptops, etc)
  • Touchpanel for control of displays, lighting, audio, and camera
  • Wireless lavalier microphone available upon request at the service desk.
  • Two 80" LCD Displays (one is an interactive touchscreen/electronic whiteboard)
  • One Dry Erase Board
  • Ceiling microphones for audience participation in teleconferencing 
  • Zoom Videoconferencing software
  • Adapters available for checkout at the desk for the following ports on your device: Thunderbolt, Apple 30-pin, DVI, VGA.

Special hardware and software

Special software and hardware requests must be approved by VCU Libraries prior to installation. Valid software license(s) for the computer(s) are required and request for installation must be made at the time of your reservation. All items must be given to a VCU Libraries technician at least three weeks in advance of your reservation date to allow adequate time for installation. Please plan to test your software installation at least two working days before your session. VCU Libraries is not responsible for testing software prior to use.

Temporary files

Temporary files may be stored in the My Documents folder. All temporary files will be deleted after the computer is shut down or restarted. Save files to an external storage device if you wish to retain the content.

Technical support

All computer problems should be reported at the Service Desk from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. No technical support is available after 5 p.m. weekdays or on weekends and holidays. Contact Thelma Mack if you have problems or questions on room specific issues.

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