Reduced Library Services & Hours The Tyler Libraries will be operating with reduced services and hours beginning May 5, 2021. Read more about this announcement

Faculty Services

Library Instruction

The libraries teach students the information literacy competencies needed for success in academics.  Information literacy instruction teaches students the research process, source evaluation, and proper use of information.  A typical session provides an overview of the library and introduces the online catalog of print books, e-books, articles, academic journals, streaming media, and film resources. Information literacy sessions also include active learning and student participation.  Librarians are able to help create custom information literacy lessons.  Don’t have time for a library visit? Library staff can come to you, both in-person and online. Use the form below to request library instruction for your courses! 

Other topics include:

  • Web search evaluation
  • Identification of peer-reviewed materials
  • Citation and formatting for specific styles (APA, MLA, etc.) 
  • Plagiarism

Both campus libraries have instructional spaces that can seat 30+ students with an instructor’s station, projector, and computers.

Library Instruction Request

If you would like to request a general library orientation, information literacy sessions, or other library instructional request, please use this form.

The Tyler Libraries welcome instruction requests from faculty. To ensure the development of a successful library instructional session and the scheduling availability, the following time frames are preferred: 

  • General instruction requests, two weeks prior to session date. 
  • Customized instruction and resources, three weeks prior to session date. 


Textbook Bank

Add books, DVDs, or articles to the Libraries' textbook bank. These reserved titles are for student use either in the library or for brief checkout periods. 

To add items to the textbook bank: 

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

Reserves - Classroom

Tyler faculty and staff are able to reserve the Libraries' computer labs to use during class time or for other activities and events hosted by Tyler staff. Please use this form to request a computer lab reservation.



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. To suggest a resource for consideration, please use the following form



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. Faculty 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 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.