Reynolds Library is participating in a cooperative borrowing program initiated by VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), a state-wide consortium. Visiting researchers can borrow materials on-site at any participating library with proof of affiliation at their home institution.  For instance, a Reynolds student or faculty member visiting family in Blacksburg could borrow materials from Virginia Tech’s library. Similarly, a student or faculty member from Virginia Tech who is visiting family in Richmond could borrow books from our library. Borrowers will be responsible for the care and return of items checked out, and will abide by the policies of the lending library.  (Not a traveler? Interlibrary loan is still available to request items we do not hold.)


This program greatly expands the materials available to you across the commonwealth and is a great example of cooperation among Virginia academic libraries.  Walk in, register, browse and check out.

A list of participating libraries can be found here:  A click on the participating library will take you to a description of their lending policy.


When visiting other libraries, please be sure to have your ID with you.  Lending libraries will check our directories to validate that your are a current student or faculty member.  So spread the word — Virginia’s resources are our resources! Encourage Reynolds folks to use other libraries and let your academic family and acquaintances and know that the Reynolds Library is here to serve them too!

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