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Interlibrary Loan

If VCU Libraries doesn't have what you need, we'll get it for you for free. Your requests are handled through ILLiad. Once you create an account, you will be able to request items and track your requests.

Requesting items

Delivery times  

  • 1 to 4 weeks for entire works
  • 1 to 14 days for copies of articles, chapters or excerpts

Loan periods

  • Loan periods vary. Check the due date on the wrapper of the book, or in your ILLiad account.
  • Electronic copies expire after 30 days in your account. Download the files to your computer for continued access.  

Fines and fees

  • There are fines and fees for damaged or lost items. For damaged materials, the amount varies.

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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
All Libraries
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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