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Interlibrary Loan

Special Information on ILL services- updated August 2020

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, JTCC Libraries will begin to borrow Interlibrary Loan materials from other libraries.

You can place a request with our Interlibrary Loan Request form. However, please be aware this process will be more delayed than in previous semesters due to quarantine of material time and processing by other institutions, who are limited in their abilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We encourage you to seek digital items if possible if you are operating under a time restriction. Please feel free to ask a librarian for help in acquiring digital resources with our Ask-A-Librarian service or make an appointment with our Research Help form. Please email for questions about alternative ILL options for print materials needed during this time.

General ILL Guidelines

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 current John Tyler students, faculty and staff.

Interlibrary Loan materials will be shipped to the JTCC Library, where you can pick them up and return them. It may take up to two weeks to process; however, requests generally arrive within seven days.


  • 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.