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The Workshop

logo171x148.jpgThe Innovative Media department, located in The Workshop on the lower level in Cabell Library, offers a comprehensive suite of resources and spaces designed as an ecosystem for creating and learning.

Our equipment and spaces are free and open to all members of the VCU community.

Equipment and resources

You will find a circulating collection of audiovisual equipment for loan and in-house tools and spaces including a makerspace for hands-on creativity, audio and video production studios, a gaming room, computer stations with a variety of software, and other equipment in support of scholarship, research, presentation and invention.


Use our reservation system to book a 3D printer, the laser cutter/engraver, the gaming room or the video and audio production studios up to one week in advance.

  • Please note: you must be an authorized user to reserve and use the following resources: 3D printers, laser cutter/engraver, video studio or audio studio. To become an authorized user, simply attend one of the scheduled orientation sessions.

Need more help?

We offer guided learning with workshop-style sessions, equipment demonstrations, one-on-one assistance, and online resources, as well as a knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you.

To schedule a consultation or ask a question, call (804) 827-3594 or e-mail We look forward to working with you.

Additional information


NameE-mail and Phone
John Birch
Media Specialist II
(804) 827-3594
Ken Hopson
Manager, Innovative Media
(804) 827-3594
Eric Johnson
Head, Innovative Media
(804) 828-2802

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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