Place books, DVDs, or articles on reserve for student use either in the library or for brief checkout periods.
To place items on reserve:
Instructors can also reserve the library computer lab without library instruction. Contact either campus library to check availability. Reserved times are first-come, first-serve.
Please have the following information ready:
Faculty members are encouraged to recommend books, magazines and videos for purchase. All requests are considered. Faculty members will be notified when an ordered item has been received, cataloged, and is ready for circulation.
John Tyler has a cooperative agreement with local colleges and universities through RALC (Richmond Academic Library Consortium). Through this agreement, faculty have in-person borrowing privileges at the RALC libraries listed below. Faculty can use WorldCat, RALC members’ online catalogs, or can ask library staff for assistance to search. Some institutions may require the borrower to obtain a library card. The circulation policy of the lending library governs the details of the transaction.
Richmond Public Library
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richard Bland College
Union Presbyterian Seminary
University of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Need an article not in the databases? Found the perfect book….at another library? John Tyler Library can borrow items from libraries across the country through Interlibrary Loan. This service is available for John Tyler students, faculty and staff.
Library staff place the request. Please provide the library with as much information (title, author, date, ISBN, etc.) as possible. Staff can also help you locate titles and authors.
Interlibrary Loan materials are shipped to JTCC, and borrowers pick items up and return them to one of the campus libraries. Plan ahead when making a request as materials can take up to two weeks to arrive.
In addition to these policies, the library follows the National Interlibrary Loan Code for the Unites States (1994, revised in 2001), Copyright Law, Title 17, U.S. Code, the Virginia Interlibrary Loan Code of 1989, and the Virtual Library of Virginia Interlibrary Loan Guidelines of June 2004.