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VCU Libraries operations: COVID-19

All VCU libraries' buildings have reopened to the publicWe welcome VCU students, faculty, and staff, as well as Friends of VCU Libraries, registered VCU alumni users, individuals affiliated with other academic institutions, and members of the general public engaged in academic pursuit or who are attending a VCU Libraries event. In the event of confirmed COVID-19 cases, we will post timely information about space closures and service updates

Robust online services continue to be available to support research and alternative instruction, including access to the libraries' extensive online collections of e-books, licensed streaming media, digitized primary resources, and journal articles.

Based on direction from the Governor, as well as the recommendation from health and safety experts on VCU’s Public Health Response Team, effective immediately members of the VCU community who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks indoors. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of a two-dose vaccination series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks indoors.

Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.

Last updated: 08/3/2021

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Library spaces

Cabell Library and the Health Sciences Library are currently open.

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Our librarians work as liaisons in specific units - schools, departments, colleges, centers and programs. These subject-matter experts provide many services online, including instruction, in-depth research assistance and collection development support.

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VCU Libraries events continue in various modes: online, in person, or hybrid.

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We will keep this page up to date. You can also follow @VCULibraries on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Up to date information about COVID-19 and VCU's response is available at VCU's coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

VCU COVID-19 cases can be tracked at the VCU COVID-19 dashboard.

For detailed information about the COVID-19 disease, visit VCU Libraries Research Guide on COVID-19.

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