Collections

Collections

Main Library

  • General Collection:  45,000 physical items including books, DVDs, and print serials relating to art, design, architecture, art history and other subjects
  • Online Resources: VCU users have access to an expansive digital library that includes  648,000 ebooks and 60,000 digital journals
  • Children's Illustrated Book Collection: A collection of around 400 award-winning  illustrated children's books to support coursework in book design 
  • Print Periodicals: 200 print magazines, journals, newspapers and newsletter titles, including a small collection of bound back issues. Almost all of our print titles and backfiles are available in full text online from library databases
  • DVD collection: Approximately 2200 educational and entertaining DVDs
  • Artists' Books: The library has a representative collection of artists' books to promote creativity and inspire our many VCUQatar artists and designers
  • VCUarts Qatar Archives: The VCUarts Qatar University Archives collects materials related to the history of our University. The Archives provide an “institutional memory” for the university – its spirit of growth and development, its active campus life and its unique position as a branch campus of VCU. The collection includes digital materials (made accessible on the LUNA database) and a hardcopy collection including correspondence, programs, catalogues, posters and ephemera.

Collection Guidelines

The Collection Management Guidelines define how VCUQatar Libraries build and maintain our collections in support of student learning and faculty research. Faculty and student input is a core part of our collection development process.