VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Library Instruction and Research Support: COVID-19

Requesting Items and Interlibrary Loan

VCU Libraries staff and faculty will be working remotely with no access to the physical collections in either Cabell or Tompkins-McCaw Libraries. We will attempt to provide the following services to VCU faculty, staff, and students:
  • Endeavor to fill requests electronically. This includes digital copies of articles, chapters, tables of contents, excerpts of works, e-books, and other resources owned by VCU Libraries as well as works from other libraries. 
  • If available, digital copies will be delivered to your ILLiad account.
Please submit your requests to us via ILLiad. Indicate 'immediate patient care' in the ILLiad Notes field for urgent patient care requests. You may also send an email to with the citation for an item needed for urgent patient care. 
During the time that the libraries are closed to patron and library staff access, please keep the materials borrowed through interlibrary loan until further notice. This includes all books, dissertations, and other materials. You will not be penalized if your interlibrary loan items become overdue during this time. 
Contact with additional questions.