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.

Definitions

Corporate/Commercial (for profit) Libraries: Libraries that are part of corporate entities. This includes corporate libraries, law libraries, etc.

Metro Richmond Non-Profit Agencies: Included are public libraries, public schools, state and federal agencies, museums, non-profit hospitals, historical societies and churches located within Metro Richmond. VCU Libraries reserves the right to designate libraries and agencies to be added to this group.

Non-reciprocal: This includes libraries that VCU Libraries does not have a formal agreement with to share resources free of charge.

Reciprocal: This includes libraries that have formal agreements to share resources free of charge. Included are RALC, VIVA, ASERL and Kudzu. VCU Libraries reserves the right to designate libraries and agencies to be added to this group.

Returnables: Materials that are loaned to the borrowing institutions and must be returned to the lending institutions within a specified number of days. These materials generally include books, videos, microforms, CDs, DVDs and slides.