There are many ways to access libraries' materials, including physical materials, without entering our buildings. We now offer Front Door Pickup at of physical libraries' materials, and we continue to provide access to many e-books and online resources.
VCU faculty, staff and currently enrolled students may now request books, DVDs and other physical items from Cabell Library, the Health Sciences Library and offsite storage to pick up at either location inside the library, or through scheduled, contact-free pickup.
ACCESS TO LIBRARY BUILDINGS: VCU Libraries has lifted restrictions on who may enter library spaces. We 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. VCU students, faculty, and staff are expected to show their Entry Pass to enter library buildings. All other users may be asked prior to entry to confirm their understanding that unvaccinated individuals must wear face coverings while in the library.
1. Request Items
2. Wait for notifications
3.At your scheduled time, come to the library for pickup
To request multimedia equipment, users must call or email The Workshop at Cabell (firstname.lastname@example.org / (804) 827-3594) or The Makerspace at the Health Sciences Library (email@example.com / (804) 828-0636) for equipment selection and instructions.
Items can be returned in person to James Branch Cabell Library or the Health Sciences Library when they are open, or via the external book return slot on the eastern wall of Cabell Library, facing the lawn and the Cathedral, even when the library is closed.
Multimedia equipment from The Workshop should be returned in person to the Information Desk at James Branch Cabell Library during open hours.
Books can be mailed or shipped back as well; email firstname.lastname@example.org for a prepaid shipping label.
Questions? Contact us email@example.com.
JSTOR is offering online access through August 31 to more than 35,000 books, in addition to the JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections. VCU Libraries has opted into this expanded access through our existing JSTOR subscription. A list of participating publishers is updated as additional publishers join.
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