Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
- Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
- Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest research university, enrolling over 32,000 students. The VCU Libraries promotes the academic success of our students, invigorates research and scholarship, and advances the health care and outreach missions of the University with exemplary collections, services, spaces, and staff.
- Collection strengths include the arts, behavioral sciences, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, education, health and life sciences, public affairs, and social work. The collections in Special Collections and Archives on both campuses include rare and specialized book collections numbering more than 50,000 volumes, 5,500 linear feet of manuscript collections, and VCU's official archives. Collections include the papers of numerous Virginia writers, artists, health-care practitioners, social activists, local non-profit and professional organizations, and the Archives of the New Dominion, a collection of historical materials from Virginia's under-documented communities. In addition, VCU Libraries holds nationally-prominent collections in graphic arts, artists' books, and medical artifacts, as well as one of the nation's largest and most outstanding collections related to comic arts, including the archives of the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious national award for comic arts.
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