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The Interlibrary Loan office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th, for Juneteenth. We will reopen on Thursday, June 20th.


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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. 

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?


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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

You can assess FAQs submitted via the Library's Ask a Librarian form; search for the heading or keyword 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 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Newman Library

Virginia Tech



Monday - Friday    8:30am - 4:00pm


University Libraries

Interlibrary Loan / Newman Library

560 Drillfield Dr.

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Contact Information

Sharon Gotkiewicz, Unit Manager


Shanna Alley, Borrowing Supervisor


Luisa Ogier, Lending Supervisor


Blue Moore, ILL Assistant


Rachel Sullivan, ILL Assistant