During 2021 the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) negotiated with Elsevier on behalf of all state-owned institutions for better terms for a subscription agreement. A mutually acceptable agreement was not reached, so the Virginia Research Libraries extended their individual title subscription agreements for 2022. VIVA and the VRL will resume negotiations for a shared collection in spring 2022.
In fall 2021 VIVA licensed Rapid ILL for all state institutions. Rapid ILL works seamlessly with ILLiad to facilitate free lending of articles between participating libraries. The average turnaround time for Rapid ILL articles is 6 hours, many requests can be filled within 30 minutes. We are investigating options for unmediated article purchasing for 2022. This service would help with filling requests that are submitted on nights and weekends when ILL services aren't active. Information on unmediated services will be posted in early 2022.
Check our Journals Index for the most accurate listing with years of coverage by title. A full list of current Elsevier journal subscriptions is located here. For most of the journals listed, our coverage includes the most recent 7 years.
Interlibrary loan requests may be placed for post-2020 articles from cancelled journals.