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Winter Break 2023
The ILL office will be closed from Thursday, December 14th at 4:30pm and re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 8:00am.
Last day to request loan materials from other libraries is Friday, December 8th. The last day to request articles from other libraries is Friday, December 15th. Plan your research accordingly.
The last day that Interlibrary Loan will ship materials to extended users will be Wednesday, December 20th.
Please continue to submit requests during the break and they will be processed when Interlibrary Loan reopens on January 2, 2024.
ILL returns will not be returned to the lending library after Monday, December 11th. They will be held and processed the week of Tuesday, January 2nd-Friday January 5, 2024. Overdue notices will be turned off beginning Tuesday, December 12th, and resume on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.
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.
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 is held for your at the Newman User Services Desk or sent o the mailing address listed on your account.
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Elsevier Journal Cancellations
Due to budget constraints, University Libraries had to prioritize its journal holdings, and as a result, the Library no longer has access to some journal titles from the publisher Elsevier. More information can be found on the Library's Elsevier Cancellation page. Check our Journals Index for the most accurate listing of coverage by title. Alternate sources for some journal content can be found on open access sources.
If you have issues obtaining the articles you need, please do not hesitate to submit a request via ILLiad. Many articles can be delivered to your ILLiad account within 24 hours, some within a couple hours, if the request is submitted Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm.