We receive more than 33,000 lending requests each year from nearly 2,500 libraries, and we lend nearly 22,000 items. If your library would like to borrow materials from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, please read the following policies.
Items owned by the Virginia Tech libraries are available for loan through normal interlibrary loan channels according to the policies described here. Please submit your requests through OCLC (please enter our symbol twice: VPI,VPI), DOCLINE, or standard ALA ILL form (sent to us by mail or fax). You may also submit requests via ILLiad web-based accounts by contacting our Lending unit at 540-231-3044 or emailing us.
Interlibrary Loan - Lending
Carol M. Newman Library
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
We lend all books free of charge. Virginia Tech Interlibrary Loan does not charge to lend any returnable item in-state or out-of-state.
You can ask us to ship RUSH loans via UPS. Please supply your UPS account number if you wish to pay for RUSH delivery.
We fill free of charge all article requests from in-state, non-commercial institutions and from ASERL libraries participating in the ASERL ILL Reciprocal Agreement.
All other organizations, including out-of-state academic libraries that do not participate in the ASERL ILL Reciprocal Agreement, as well as commercial and government entities, will be charged a flat fee of $15.00 per article. RUSH article requests are charged a flat fee of $15.00 per article.
International requests require prepayment of the $15.00 flat fee, as well as $0.07 a page for shipping. Please contact Lending unit for more information at 540-231-3044.
Items that Interlibrary Loan can circulate:
Items that Interlibrary Loan can not circulate:
We prefer to send all articles electronically via Odyssey. If you are using stand-alone Odyssey, please be sure that your Odyssey address is included in your OCLC request. If you are still using Ariel, please supply your Ariel IP address on requests. We also use OCLC's Article Exchange to deliver articles.