Skip to main content


Not at RBC?

If you can't find the book you want at Richard Bland, here are some other options:

Borrow books from other academic libraries in Virginia through ILL. Search for the book title in WorldCat and then click on "Use ILL to borrow." Or, you can complete this form.

The Richmond Academic Library Consortium is a group of Richmond area libraries which have agreed to extend limited borrowing privileges to students, faculty, and staff of any RALC school. Pick up a RALC pass at the Library's front desk.

The Petersburg Public Library is just down the road and has a great collection. Also check out Appomattox Regional Library System and Chesterfield County Public Libraries.

Search the Library Catalog

  • Use Keywords such as:
    • Biology
    • Evolution
    • Life (Biology)
    • Ecology
    • Plants
    • Humans
    • DNA


Books in the Stacks

The books are located on the 2nd floor. Books on biology can be found by searching the library catalog and finding the call number. See a librarian for help with call numbers. The majority of books on science can be found in the Q call number section and are broken up into the following subsections: 

Q: Science (General)

QD: Chemistry

QH: Natural History - Biology

QK: Botany

QL: Zoology