Category Archives: interlibrary loan

Fall 2017 ILL Cut-off

As we approach the end of the Fall 2017 semester, we will need to discontinue Interlibrary Loan service. The following cut-off dates should ensure you have time to place a request and receive the material for final assignments and exams. Please be sure to submit your requests by these dates.

  • The last day to request BOOKS through ILL is Thursday, November 30, 2017.
  • The last day to request ARTICLES through ILL is Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

We have numerous books and databases to meet your research needs. If you need help identifying materials in our collection, contact a reference librarian: 540-857-7303 or library@virginiawestern.edu. Best of luck as you finish up your semester!

Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Please note that library services will have reduced hours next week due to Thanksgiving break. Our hours next week are as follows:
Monday, November 20 8am-8pm
Tuesday, November 21 8am-5pm
Wednesday, November 22 8am-12noon
Closed Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26.
Our regular hours will resume Monday, November 27.

We are unable to fill Interlibrary Loan requests between November 18 and November 26. Plan ahead and get those requests in now.

Remember, while we are closed, you can still access our online resources from anywhere with an internet connection. Visit our home page to access databases, as well as a chat service that will connect you with a librarian for assistance, 24/7. Yep, even on Thanksgiving Day! But we hope you will be enjoying a break and not thinking too much about school work. 

Last Days for ILL, Spring 2017

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching! If you need to request materials through Interlibrary Loan, please do so promptly. 

We will not accept ILL book requests beyond Monday, April 24.
We will not accept ILL article requests beyond Monday, May 1.

If you need research assistance, please contact the Reference Department at 540-857-7303 or library@virginiawestern.edu. Best of luck on your final assignments and tests!

Fall ILL Cut-Off Dates

As the semester comes to a close, it is necessary to suspend Interlibrary Loan service. Book requests will not be accepted after tomorrow, December 6, 2016 at 1:00pm. Article requests will not be accepted after Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00pm. Please plan your research needs accordingly. Our friendly reference librarians are ready and willing to help you! Contact the reference team today to schedule an appointment: 540-857-7303 or library@virginiawestern.edu.

Libraries are Good at Sharing

Library Tip of the Day

If we don’t have the item you need, we can request it for you from another library that owns it.

Our Interlibrary Loan service allows you to obtain books, articles, and other materials that are not available in Brown Library.  Student requests are honored for materials needed to fulfill the reading and research requirements of the College’s course offerings.  Faculty and staff requests are honored for materials used for work-related inquiry or to support the mission of the college.

National Library Week Events:

  • Reading Flash Mob: Bring a book, comics, magazines, graphic novel and READ. Front steps of library, 11:15am on the dot, Friday, April 19th.
  • Word of the Week: Stop by the library to find out our mystery word. Create your own fun definition and enter to win a B&N gift card! (One student winner, one faculty/staff winner.)
  • Library Find-a-Word
  • Snapshot VA
  • Library Survey: Turn in a completed survey and enter for a chance to win $25!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 19th—see you there!