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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.

Currently, many libraries are not providing print materials.  Once libraries re-open and resume lending, Interlibrary Loan will phase in requesting materials.  

At this time we cannot obtain technical standards.  We will start processing these requests on Mon August 3rd.

Shipping to Extended Campus Users
Beginning Mon August 3rd, Interlibrary Loan will resume shipping VT-owned materials 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).  We can start shipping to the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center on Aug 17, 2020.

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

Blacksburg Campus Users
Patrons in the Blacksburg area can use the contactless Grab & Go service to pick up VT-owned print materials.  After you place a hold on the item you need in the Library’s catalog, User Services will notify you when the materials are ready and to schedule a time for pick up.

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