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Desktop Delivery

Virginia Tech affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) on the Blacksburg campus may request scanned copies of:

  • articles in bound print journals
  • journal articles, newspaper articles, and other materials found on microfilm or microfiche (Newman Library only)
  • book chapters
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Technical Papers
  • papers from conference proceedings

from print materials located at Newman, Art + Architecture, and the Vet Med libraries, in addition to the Remote Storage facility.

** Please be aware that we cannot accommodate scanning requests of more than fifty (50) pages.  For larger page amounts, you will want to request the library-owned copy (if available) or submit an ILLiad request for the entire book. **

The scanned files will be delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account under the Electronic Delivery section, where you will be able to download and/or print the file. There is no charge for this service courtesy of the Access Services Department.

Please allow 2 business days processing time; no request processing occurs on Saturday or Sunday.

This service compliments a similar service for extended campus users, who can have local print materials scanned and delivered to them as PDF (or have equivalent items delivered from other libraries)

To place a request, login to ILLiad, and select the Blacksburg Campus Desktop Delivery option on the left menu bar. Please provide as much information as possible, such as:

  • journal, book, or conference title
  • volume and issue number, chapter number
  • month and/or year (for newspaper articles include the exact day and section and/or page number)
  • inclusive pages numbers.

Contact us

US Postal Service

Interlibrary Loan
Newman Library
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001


Interlibrary Loan
Newman Library
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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