Several classes of materials may not be available through normal interlibrary loan sources. Some of these items may be unique and available only from a single source. Please read the appropriate section if you are requesting materials in the following classes:
The Virginia Tech Libraries is one of 230 members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences and social sciences by ensuring the survival and availability of the knowledge resources vital to these disciplines. CRL holdings can be for either microfilm/fiche copies or PDF files of the original material.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature, containing more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. While more than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents issued from 1993 to the present are freely available in the database, many are not.
US and international patents can be found in Summon. Almost all can be accessed freely online.
Interlibrary Loan can purchase technical standards for currently enrolled/employed Virginia Tech faculty and graduate students, with a limit of $1,000 per requester in a calendar year.