James Branch Cabell Library, located on VCU's Monroe Park Campus, is the busiest academic library in Virginia and stays open around-the-clock to meet the needs of VCU’s diverse student population. Cabell Library History »
- Databases by subject
- Research guides in your discipline
- Special Collections and Archives
- Interlibrary loan and document delivery
- Library subject specialists
- Classes and workshops
- Researcher support for data, publishing, and more
- Services for Faculty at Cabell Library
Equipment loan: we offer technology for loan, including projectors, audio and video recorders, and more. Technology Services loans laptops in the lower level.
Assistive technology: the Assistive Technology Room is wheelchair accessible and designed primarily for visually-impaired people.
IT support: visit Technology Services' IT Support Center in the lower level for help with your computer.
- Lower level, first and second floors: collaborative study. No restrictions.
- Third Floor: quiet study. Whisper-only space. No cell phone conversations.
- Fourth Floor: silent study. No talking at all. No cell phone conversations.
Group study: Reserve study rooms online. Study rooms are located on floors 1-4. Study rooms are not sound-proof. Please be aware and keep voices low.
Individual study: quiet individual study spaces are located on the third and fourth floors. Fourth floor carrels can be reserved online.
Inclusive spaces: Cabell Library offers two Lactation Rooms (lower level and fourth floor) and three all-gender restrooms (lower level and third floor).
Event and exhibit spaces: we have several Event and Exhibit Spaces including Cabell Library Lecture Hall (room 303), the Sisisky Board Room (room 311) and the Cabell Library Multipurpose Room (room 250).
Coffee: Starbucks is located on the first floor.
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