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Reduced Services

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With many universities transitioning to online-only instruction, libraries have ceased loaning print materials.  As a result, we cannot request print items from other libraries.  Requests for articles from electronic resources will still be processed.

We will hold your requests for print items and process them as libraries resume services. 


We understand your concern regarding returning materials.  Until further notice, please do not return items to Interlibrary Loan or any of the branch locations.  Our staff are working remotely and are unable to process returns.

No fines will be assessed during the closure, and we have stopped sending out overdue notices.

Please email us at if you have any questions.


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Welcome to Virginia Tech's Interlibrary Loan.  We provide a variety of services to Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff located in the Blacksburg campus area, in addition to extended users across the country. 

What is Interlibrary Loan?


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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account.  Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard are sent to the mailing address listed on your account.





Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Newman Library

Virginia Tech


FAX: 540-231-3688


Monday - Friday    8:00am - 3:00pm


University Libraries

Interlibrary Loan / Newman Library

560 Drillfield Dr.

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Contact Information

Sharon Gotkiewicz, Unit Manager


Mary Lucado, Borrowing Supervisor


Luisa Ogier, Lending Supervisor


Shanna Alley, ILL Assistant


Vicki Cox, ILL Assistant