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Interlibrary Loan

If VCU Libraries doesn't have what you need, we'll get it for you for free. Our professional staff will find it at another library or online and will deliver it to you. We have many partnerships and are members of consortia that expand your research universe.

These requests are handled by our ILLiad system. You set up an account and then all your materials requests are at your fingertips.

Managing your requests and materials

Delivery times and timing 

  • For Interlibrary Loan, allow 1 to 7 business days for copies of articles or book chapters and 1 to 4 weeks for entire books and other items.
  • Loan periods vary. Check the due date on the book and in your account.
  • Electronic copies remain accessible for 30 days in your account. Download or save a copy to your personal files for continued access.  

Fines and fees

  • Damaged materials: Minimum varies.
  • Lost materials: Minimum $135 per item ($110 plus a $25 non-refundable replacement processing fee).

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VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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