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VCU Libraries operations: COVID-19

All VCU libraries' buildings have reopened with limited hours. In the event of confirmed COVID-19 cases, we will post timely information about space closures and service updates

Robust online services and Front Door Pickup of physical materials 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.

Following university guidelines, expect stricter enforcement of VCU’s expectation to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times in library buildings. Users who do not comply will be asked to present their VCU ID and will receive a written warning and reminder of the university’s rules about face coverings. VCU Libraries will maintain a record of users’ names who receive this warning. Users who refuse to provide the requested VCU ID will be required to immediately leave the building. Continued noncompliance may result in the suspension of access to library buildings and disciplinary action in accordance with university policy.

Need a vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. 8am - 8pm. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.

Last updated: 02/25/2021

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Cabell Library and the Health Sciences Library are currently open with limited hours and some restrictions to occupancy and space use. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

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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 are canceled, postponed or held online. 

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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 the VCU Libraries' Research Guide on COVID-19.

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