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Tompkins-McCaw Library Lactation Room

The Tompkins-McCaw Library lactation room is quiet, relaxing and private for those who need to pump or feed a baby.  The room is located on the second floor.

The room offers:

  • Medela Symphony pump
  • Comfortable seating with a small table
  • Privacy

Available during library hours, this room is free to use and accessible with a key that may be checked out from the Service Desk on the first floor with your VCU CardBefore checking out the key, make your reservation online at:

Accessible bathrooms are available on the first floor, plus other bathroom facilities on the second and basement levels.  There are no changing tables available in the restrooms or the lactation room.

The purpose of the room is to provide a comfortable, private space for parents to pump milk, or to nurse/feed their babies. However, babies may be fed anywhere in Tompkins-McCaw Library based on the parents’ or caretakers’ preferences.

For questions or other assistance, please contact Steve Barkley, Head of TML Operations, at (804) 828-1705 or


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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