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VCU Libraries Support for Online Classes

The VCU Libraries provide comprehensive services to students enrolled in online programs (and faculty teaching online who are out of area).

Interlibrary Loan Service

ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery) can get resources for students when:

  • the item they want is at the bindery, checked out, in storage, lost, missing, not owned by VCU Libraries, not on the shelf, on order (not available)
  • they want a digitized copy of a journal article or book chapter that is not online;
  • their schedule will not allow them to make copies of a journal articles, book chapters, patent, etc, that are available in the VCU collection;
  • the article they want is on the other campus; or
  • they are unable to retrieve books and media from VCU Libraries collections (distance education faculty, staff and students only).

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services are extended to VCU employees or students who are currently enrolled in or employed by a VCU distance education program. VCU employees or students currently enrolled in or employed by a VCU distance education program are eligible for the same services and subject to the same fees as other VCU faculty, staff, and students. Users affiliated with a distanced education program who register for ILLiad with a ZIP code outside Metro Richmond are eligible for Enhanced Services with reduced fees. Enhanced services are provided to VCU employees and students residing outside Metro Richmond. Below is a list of services provided.

  • For users in the United States, use Interlibrary Loan Services to request materials (articles, books, dissertations, patents, etc.) not available in VCU Libraries' collections. Allow 1 to 4 weeks for delivery of books and other returnables. Allow 1 - 7 business days for delivery of copies such as articles and book chapters.
  • For users outside the United States, use Interlibrary Loan Services to request copies of materials (articles, book chapters, etc.) not available in VCU Libraries' collections.  Allow 1 -7 business days for delivery of copies.
  • To request Interlibrary Loan Services, use ILLiad.
  • There are no fees nor delivery charges.

Copy Service

  • Library staff will retrieve, copy and deliver copies of articles from journals or chapters from books owned by VCU Libraries, or patents. Allow 48 business hours from the time of receipt by staff for processing your request.
  • To request this service, complete the appropriate ILLiad request form.
  • There are no fees nor delivery charges.

Book and Media Delivery

  • Library staff will retrieve and deliver circulating copies of materials held in VCU Libraries. Allow 2 business days from the time of receipt by staff for processing your request.  More time may be required to fill your request depending upon the availability of the item.  For example, the item may be in use by another patron or may not be on the shelf.
  • For users in the United States, materials are mailed via UPS Ground Services. UPS Ground return labels are supplied.  Users residing outside the United States will be responsible for the cost to return materials back to VCU Libraries.
  • To request this service, complete the appropriate ILLiad request form.
  • There are no fees nor delivery charges.

Students can log in to ILLIAD at https://illiad.library.vcu.edu/illiad/

 

 
 
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