1. Double check to see if we have it by searching the Catalog to find an item that we own. Then check WorldCat to determine if the item is available at other libraries.

2. Requesting an item from another library to be mailed to Reynolds Libraries (Interlibrary Loan): If Reynolds Libraries doesn’t have the item, students, faculty, and staff can request it online via the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL).

3. Checking 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. Local participating institutions include: John TylerUniversity of RichmondRandolph-MalconVCUVSU, and VUU

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Interlibrary LoanCooperative BorrowingPublic Library
Available to:Current Reynolds Students, Faculty, StaffCurrent Reynolds Students, Faculty, StaffEveryone
Owning library:All library typesParticipating VIVA academic librariesLocal public libraries
Your time frame:Minimum 7-10 business daysImmediateImmediate
Pickup/return:At ReynoldsAt owning libraryAt owning library
Borrower policies: Set by owning librarySet by owning librarySet by owning library
Type of borrower ID needed:Proof of IDReynolds ID cardLibrary 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: