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Faculty Services

Reserves - Materials

Place books, DVDs, or articles on reserve for student use either in the library or for brief checkout periods. 

To place items on reserve: 

  • Bring materials to the library at least 24 hours prior to the first anticipated use. 
  • Fill out the reserve form and submit it to the appropriate campus library. 

Reserves - Classroom

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:

  • Month/day
  • Time and duration of use
  • Title of class (e.g. English 111)
  • Number of students

Material Selection and Ordering

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.

Borrowing Privileges at Local Libraries: the Richmond Area Library Consortium (RALC)

Through an agreement with the Richmond Area Library Consortium (RALC), you have in-person borrowing privileges at many local libraries.

Borrowing Privileges at Virginia Academic Libraries: the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

JTCC Library is a member of the Cooperative Borrowing Program of VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. You can request to borrow materials on-site from any participating library.

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Submit the Interlibrary Loan Form. If you have any questions, please email or call 804-706-5198 (Chester) or 804-594-1519 (Midlothian).

Interlibrary Loan Form

Interlibrary Loan materials will be shipped to the JTCC Library, where you can pick them up and return them. It can take up to two weeks to process.


  • Please provide as much information (title, author, date, ISBN, etc.) as you can about the item you need. Staff can help you with this.
  • Your items will be available for you at the campus where you submitted the request.
  • You must return the item or request a renewal before the due date. However, the lending library may decline your renewal request and may recall their items at any time.
  • You are responsible for the costs of lost or damaged interlibrary loan materials.
  • Request articles individually. Libraries do not loan complete issues of journals or magazines.

In addition to these policies, the library follows the National Interlibrary Loan Code for the United 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.