VCU Libraries is online and in person: VCU Libraries COVID-19 response

The Health Sciences Library and Cabell Library are open. Find out what to expect when you visit

James Branch Cabell Library Hours

At this time, access to VCU Libraries buildings and some services is generally limited to VCU students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit our COVID-19 response FAQ.

Today's hours


Spring Semester Exceptions

We will offer expanded hours between Sunday, April 25 - Thursday, May 13, 2021:

  • Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Front Door Pickup

Request physical materials from VCU Libraries collections with our new Front Door Pickup service.

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note, Front Door Pickup is not available when Cabell Library is closed.


Get assistance when you need it.

  • Sunday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - Midnight
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Unavailable

Text us: (804) 435-5420 chat status during library building hours.

See more ways to Ask Us.

The Workshop

The Workshop is on the lower level, Cabell Library: or (804) 827-3594.

Remote Support Via Zoom

Monday-Friday during departmental open hours.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives is on the fourth floor, Cabell or (804) 828-1108.

Hours: By appointment only.


Starbucks is on the first floor near the library's main entrance. View Starbucks' semester hours.

VCU Technology Services IT Support Center

VCU Technology Services IT Support Center is located on the lower level of Cabell Library in room B-9a. IT support hours.

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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