Policies and procedures


The following consumers are eligible to check out library and technology lab items:

  • Program specialists
  • Outside consultants serving schools/programs in regions 1 and 8
  • Faculty and students at VCU
  • Childcare facility teachers
  • Employees of the Partnership for People with Disabilities
  • Professionals who serve children and youth with disabilities, ages birth to 22 years, from regions 1 and 8  
  • Family members and caregivers in collaboration with their early intervention and school partners

A maximum of five library and/or Instructional lab items may be checked out at one time. The checkout period is six weeks.

A library checkout sheet must be filled out completely before any items can be taken out of the library. 

Requesting items checkouts

Consumers can email (ttacinfo@vcu.edu) to request items to be picked up by appointment at our Richmond office Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.  

Certain items can mailed directly to consumers. Pre-approved items may also be returned via mail at no cost to the consumer, as long as the VDOE's T/TAC at VCU pre-paid envelope is adhered to the outside of the package in which items are returned. Pre-Approved Library items that can be returned by mail should be carefully packaged.

Before returning any assistive technology devices through the mail, check with a program specialist or library assistant.

Reserving items

Library items may be reserved for a maximum of five days. All checkout information should be recorded at the time of reservation. After five days, the items will be reshelved.


All renewal requests must be approved by a program specialist or library assistant by phone, email or in person.


Consumers may return library items in person by appointment. To set up an appointment at our Richmond location, please call (804) 828-6947. To set up an appointment at our Blackstone location, please call (434) 292-3723. 

Pre-Approved items can be returned by mail to the library by requesting a pre-paid envelope. 

Borrower responsibility

Each borrower assumes full responsibility for all items charged to their account and for knowledge of and adherence to library policies concerning loan periods. Consistent late returns or damaged returns may result in the loss of borrowing privileges.

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