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.

VCU Students and Employees

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Included are full-time and part-time faculty (retired, adjunct, emeritus), staff, undergraduate and graduate students.  Also included are participants in the VCCU-VCU Admission Program and Post-Doctoral individuals,

Fill requests for Copies (articles, chapters, excerpts from printed works)

  • Request copies from the VCU Libraries collections of items located in storage, non-circulating collections. microforms, general stacks, electronic resources, etc.
  • Request copies of items not available in the VCU Libraries collections.
  • Copy requests are digitized and delivered electronically.

Fill requests for Loans (books, CDs, DVDs, dissertations, microforms, and entire works)

  • Request Items located in storage.
  • Request items be retrieved from one of the campus libraries’ collection and transferred to the other library for pick up.
  • Request items that are not available (e.g., checked out to another patron, at the bindery, on order, etc.)  be borrowed from another library for you.


(undergraduate, graduate, faculty, VCCU-VCU, PDAF)