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Holiday & Winter Hours

Your 2020 calendar probably has a printing error - here's why | Chorley  GuardianInterlibrary Loan will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wed Nov 25, 2020 through Fri Nov 27, 2020 : re-open Mon Nov 30, 2020. 
  • Mon Dec 21, 2020 through Fri Jan 1, 2021 : re-open Mon Jan 4, 2020.

You can still submit requests during these times, and we will process them when we re-open.

With increased mail shipments during the holidays, it may take longer for libraries to ship materials to us.  To help ensure you receive materials before we close, please submit your requests as early as possible.

We will stop shipping materials to Extended Campus users on Fri Dec 18, 2020.

Update on Services

Interlibrary Loan is now scanning articles and book chapters from materials located at Newman, the Art & Architecture and Veterinary Medicine Libraries, along with materials at the Storage facility.  To abide by copyright guidelines, we can only scan one chapter per book.

ILL staff have resumed requesting materials from other libraries. Due to COVID-19, there are many libraries that remain closed and are not providing print materials. These libraries could remain closed for the remainder of the fall semester and possibly into the Spring semester. If you have any questions about your requests, please contact ILL staff at or the ILL supervisor (Sharon Gotkiewicz) at 540-231-9202. 

Purchasing of technical standards has resumed.

Shipping to Extended Campus Users
Interlibrary Loan has resumed shipping VT-owned materials and those borrowed from other libraries  to Extended Campus Users and branch libraries (National Capital Region in Falls Church, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, and the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington).

Please be sure that your current address and pick-up location listed on your ILLiad account are up to date.

Blacksburg Campus Users
Blacksburg campus users can pick up their ILL material from the hold shelf at Newman Library User Services desk during the hours the library is open.

For Blacksburg campus users, please return all ILL materials in the return bin inside Newman Library on the 2nd floor main entrance. If you are off campus, you can return Interlibrary Loan materials using the pre-paid U.S. Postal Service label.


You can submit requests using your ILLiad account. 


We will update our LibGuides page and the ILLiad login page as our services resume.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

If you have any questions, please email us at



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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