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VTCSOM Library & Learning Commons: Services


Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff:  Present your Hokie Passport at the Service Desk.  To renew materials online, your Hokie PID is your username and your password is one you created by choice. 

VTCSOM clinical faculty:  Present your Carilion Photo ID at the Service Desk.  Library staff will create an account for you if you do not have one.  To renew materials online, your Hokie PID is your username and your password is one you created by choice. 

Carilion employees:  Present your Carilion Photo ID at the Service Desk.  Library staff will create an account for you if you do not have one.  To renew materials online, your library card number is your username and your password is one you created by choice.   

Community members:  do the following to open an account:

  • Present a valid Virginia state issued photo ID such as a Virginia driver's license, a Virginia DMV ID card, or a photo ID from another Virginia college.
  • Fill out a new patron form.
  • Once we have created your account, you may check circulating materials out of the library.
  • Community members are not permitted off campus access to licensed online materials.

    To renew materials online, your username is the number on your library card and your password is one you created by choice.

    See the University Libraries Circulation Policy guide for full details, including examples of acceptable IDs.

Printing, faxing, and scanning

All-in-one fax/scanner/photocopier/printer

  • Public computers have access to the printer
  • Eduroam wifi access to the printer

Please be mindful of paper usage when printing.  In the interest of being "green", if you have a particularly large print job, please consider emailing the file to yourself for viewing at another time.

Study Space and Public Computer Workstations

The VTCSOM Health Sciences Library is a designated quiet study space for VTCSOM students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 

  • Seating:  65
  • Computers: 
    • 3 Virginia Tech computer workstations: Banner and guest Windows log-ins, Windows 10, OpenOffice, Acrobat DC, R,  and access to University Libraries' online.   
  • 1 Small group study/conference room: 
    Access is restricted to VTCSOM students, faculty, and staff.  Contact library staff to reserve the room.  Student testing takes priority over all other reservations.  Library staff make reservations on a first come, first served basis. 

Wireless Networks

VirginiaTech unsecured wifi access is available to all visitors.   Eduroam wifi access is restricted to currently enrolled Virginia Tech students and currently employed Virginia Tech faculty and staff who are authorized to use this wireless LAN service.  Carilion-AppNet access is restricted to currently enrolled VTCSOM students and to currently employed Carilion staff.  

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Interlibrary loan access is restricted to students currently enrolled at Virginia Tech or  faculty and staff currently employed by Virginia Tech.

Winter break closing for Interlibrary Loan services

  • The ILL office will be closed from Thursday, December 14th at 4:30 p.m., and re-open on Tuesday January 2nd, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Last day to request loan materials from other libraries is Friday December 8th. Last day to request article requests from other libraries is Friday, December 15th.  Plan your research needs accordingly.
  • The last day 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 re-opens on January 2nd, 2023.

Materials Delivery

If an item you need is located at one of the other locations (and is not listed as a journal, on reserve, or "library use only"), you can request the material to be sent to the VTCSOM Library by requesting it through Interlibrary loan.  Use your PID/password to log into the system; first-time users will be presented with a screen to create their profile in ILLiad.  Submit your request (or check on the status) through your ILLiad account.

Help registering for an iLLiad account.
Desktop Delivery
Use Interlibrary Loan for desktop delivery of book chapters and print articles from the University Libraries collections. The item will be scanned and sent in an electronic format. 

Materials Not Owned by the University Libraries

Materials which are not owned by the University Libraries can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for Virginia Tech affiliated patrons. 

Article Requests

VTCSOM faculty:  If you are having difficulty accessing a full-text article, please email the PubMed PMID, the DOI, or the complete citation to and we will get back to you.