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Winter Break 2022
The ILL office will be closed from Thursday, December 15th at 4:30 p.m., and re-open on Tuesday January 3, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Last day to request loan materials from other libraries is Friday, December 9th. Last day to request article requests from other libraries is Friday, December 16th. Plan your research needs accordingly.
The last day Interlibrary Loan will ship materials to extended users will be Monday, December 19th.
Please continue to submit requests during the break and they will be processed when Interlibrary Loan re-opens on January 3, 2023.
ILL returns will not be returned to the lending library after Monday, December 12th. They will be held and processed on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Overdue notices will be turned off beginning Tuesday December 13th, and resume on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
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.