James Branch Cabell Library

James Branch Cabell Library, located on VCU's Monroe Park Campus, is the busiest academic library in Virginia and stays open long hours to meet the needs of VCU’s students. Cabell Library History »




Equipment loan: we offer technology for loan, including projectors, audio and video recorders, and more. Technology Services loans laptops in the lower level.

Multimedia + making: The Workshop offers specialized computing; audio, video and gaming studios; 3D printing, and more.

Assistive technology: the Accessibility Station 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.


Use floor maps to find your way, or try our Guide to Cabell Library.

Volume guidelines

  • 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 a Lactation Room and three all-gender restrooms (lower level and third floor).

Reflection Room: The Reflection Room, room 212 in Cabell Library, is for individual quiet reflection, meditation, contemplation, or prayer.

Event spaces: Event and Exhibit Spaces are the Cabell Library Lecture Hall (room 303), the Sisisky Board Room (room 311) and the Cabell Library Multipurpose Room (room 250).

Art: Cabell Library features a collection of fine art throughout its spaces, many pieces are from the Anderson Gallery Collection.

Coffee: Starbucks is located on the first floor.

Lost something? Check our Lost and Found.

James Branch Cabell Library

901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
Local: (804) 828-1111

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