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VCU Libraries Profile

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University consist of the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Health Sciences Library and the Health and Wellness Library on the MCV Campus. VCU also operates a library to support the art and design programs in Doha, Qatar. VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the Network of the National Library of Medicine and a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, HathiTrust, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. Islandora, Digital Commons, and Omeka supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

Data as of 2019:


2,988,577 Volumes
60,109 Circulation


2,266,076 Visitors
30,856 Attendance At Presentations
1,302 Group Presentations


388,334 Square Feet
72 Group Study Rooms
348 Public Workstations

Organization & Staff

176 Staff, FTE
$23,115,861 Budget
$2,229,267 Endowments

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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Health Sciences Library

509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
Local: (804) 828-0636

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