2. To Request a Book from Another Library to be Mailed to Reynolds Library (Interlibrary Loan): If Reynolds Library doesn't have the item, students, faculty, and staff can choose to travel to a local library and check out the item or request it online via the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL).
3. To Check Out an Item Directly From a Local Library: The Cooperative Borrowing Program allows current Reynolds students, faculty, and staff to borrow library materials directly from participating academic libraries such as the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The RALC (Richmond Academic Library Consortium) allows students to visit the libraries of John Tyler, Randolph Macon and Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary and check out up to five books from their collection. Ask at any library reference desk for a RALC pass.
Questions or need more information? Ask any librarian for help.
|Interlibrary Loan||Cooperative Borrowing||RALC Pass||Public Library|
|Option Available To||Current Reynolds Students, Faculty, Staff||Current Reynolds Students, Faculty, Staff||Current Reynolds Students, Faculty, Staff||Everyone|
|Owning library||All library types||Participating VIVA academic libraries||JTCC, Randolph Macon, Union Presbyterian, etc||Local public libraries|
|Your Time Frame||Minimum 7-10 business days||Immediate||Immediate||Immediate|
|Pick Up/Return||At Reynolds||At owning library||At owning library||At owning library|
|Borrower Policies||Set by owning library||Set by owning library||Set by owning library||Set by owning library|
|Type of Borrower ID Needed||Proof of ID||Reynolds ID card||Reynolds-issued pass||Library Card|
To find out if a local library owns an item, check WorldCat or the local lending library's website. Here is a list of some local public libraries and their websites:
Chesterfield County Library: http://library.chesterfield.gov/
County of Henrico Public Library: http://www.henricolibrary.org/
Jefferson-Madison Public Library (Louisa): http://jmrl.org/
Library of Virginia: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/
Pamunkey Regional Library: http://www.pamunkeylibrary.org/
Powhatan Public Library: http://public.powhatanlibrary.net
Richmond Public Library: http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/