VCU Libraries

Research Guides

OLD How Do I Request Resources?

A step by step guide on how to request copies, chapters, books, media, and other materials housed in the VCU Libraries collections or from another library.

Processing and Delivery Times

  • Association of Southeastern Research Libraries requests will be processed within four days of receipt per the ASERL Reciprocal Agreement with no base charges.
  • Kudzu requests will be processed within 24 hours of receipt per the Kudzu Expedited Service Agreement with no base charges.
  • Richmond Area Library Consortium requests will be processed within a timely manner according to the RALC Institutional Loan Agreement with no base charges.
  • RapidILL requests will be processed within 24 hours of receipt with no base charges.
  • Virtual Library of Virginia requests will be processed within 48 hours of receipt per the VIVA Interlibrary Loan Guideline with no base charges.
  • Washington Research Library Consortium requests will be processed within 2 business days with no base charges.

Requests received from unaffiliated institutions will be processed as quickly as possible, generally within 48 business hours.

Priority is given to patient care requests, rush requests, and requests from affiliated institutions.

VCU Libraries uses express delivery services (Article Exchange, Odyssey, email, UPS, RALC shuttle, RapidX, VCU FileDrop and USPS) when possible.