Remote Services & Online Support

Art and Design Library, Materials Library, Writing Center, and Innovative Media Studios (IMS) is here to support you with your research needs and to help you find online resources.  As new services and resources are added, we will share this information, along with research tips through the VCUarts Qatar Libraries home page and social media.

Access to Online Resources

  • All electronic resources (ebook, journal articles, and databases) remain available through the Art and Design Library and are accessible from off-campus through Primo.

  • Faculty, staff, and students have access to many popular databases (Jstor, Academic Search Complete, Proquest), image and video databases, and art-specific databases

  • The database A-Z list and databases by subject provide access to online journals, ebooks, videos and documentary, images, and other scholarly material. 

  • Looking for Open Education Resources (OER)? This guide is a great place to start.

  • Faculty, staff, and students have access to Material ConneXion’s online database of 10,000+ materials. Sign in with your VCU eID and password. 

  • The Writing Center has a growing database of citation guides and writing resources available here.


Requesting Materials

  • Requests for ebooks can be submitted to this form.

  • For articles and book chapters not available online, please email us directly.


Remote Consultations

One-on-one research consultations are available for faculty, staff, and students. 

  • Art and Design Library: contact a librarian directly. 

  • Innovative Media Studios:  email Christina Andrews to arrange a consultation about creating multimedia projects and creative documentation of student work. 

  • The Materials Library: email Yasmeen Suleiman or Abdul Anwar directly. 

  • The Writing Center: take advantage of the extended hours; consultations are available from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Appointments can be made as usual or through on WCOnline.


  • Librarians are available to provide synchronous or asynchronous instruction and group workshops remotely. For questions about how these sessions would work, contact your library liaison.

  • Librarians are available to partner with you to develop or revise course assignments or with locating high quality, online materials. If interested, please email your library liaison directly. 

  • Another way to partner with your library liaison is to invite him/her to join you in BlackBoard Collaborate or other online learning spaces.  

  • The Writing Center team is available to provide online workshops . Please email Nicole Abiad for information.

Ask Us

  • Faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to ask questions through the Ask Us service. This service is monitored regularly, and we will respond in a timely fashion.

  • Any materials-related questions, please email us directly. 

Looking to Brush Up on Your Skills?

Need to Unwind?

  • VCUarts Qatar Libraries has many streaming video databases - full list.

  • Current streaming favorite, Kanopy offers documentaries, feature films, shorts, and more.


Please remember that we are here to support and help however we can, and we are just a phone call or email away.