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James Branch Cabell Library Hours

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Fall Semester Hours August 16 - September 26

  • Sunday 9 a.m. –  2 a.m
  • Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. –  2 a.m.
  • Friday 7 a.m. –  7 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Fall Semester Hours September 27 - December 6*

  • Sunday 10 a.m. –  midnight
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. –  midnight
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

* Hours subject to change

Exceptions to Fall Semester Hours

  • September 7 Regular Fall hours
  • November 24 7:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • November 25 7:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • November 26-27 CLOSED
  • November 28 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • November 29 Regular Fall hours
  • November 30 - December 6 Regular Fall hours
  • December 7 7:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • December 8 - 11 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • December 12 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • December 13 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • December 14 - 18 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • December 19 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • December 20 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • December 21 - 23 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • December 24 - 26 CLOSED

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.

Chat hours

Get assistance when you need it.

Current chat hours are chat status:

     

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

See more ways to Ask Us.

The Workshop

The Workshop is located in the lower level, Cabell Library.

  • Sunday closed
  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 10pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday closed

Exceptions to Regular Workhop Hours

  • September 8 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • October 3 noon - 4 p.m.
  • October 4 noon - 10 p.m.
  • November 24 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • November 25 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • November 26-27 CLOSED
  • November 28 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • November 29 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • December 7 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • December 8 - 11 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • December 12 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 13 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 14 - 18 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • December 19 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 20 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives is on the fourth floor, Cabell Library.
James Branch Cabell Library: libjbcsca@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1108.

Hours: Open by appointment only.

Starbucks

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
Email: library@vcu.edu

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