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Lending Information for Other Libraries


  • OCLC symbol: VMC
  • Group affiliations: VIVA, LVIS, So6, Soline


  • We accept requests via OCLC or ALA forms emailed to or faxed to 540.568.3405
  • An email address is required as a condition of our ILL services.


  • Non-circulating items: reserves, some microforms, some videos, CDs (only circulate in-state), LPs, newspapers, rare books, special collections materials.
  • Loan period for books is 16 weeks, renewals considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Recalled material must be returned immediately.
  • Audiovisual items are loaned at the discretion of our Innovation Services staff for four weeks use, no renewals. Condition of loan requires the borrowing library to guarantee boxed returns, via trackable courier.

Lost Items

If returnable materials are lost or damaged, a minimum $100.00 charge will be assessed to cover the loss of materials.

Charges & Billing

Loan Charges
Loans are provided free of charge to all libraries with exception of International libraries.
  • International libraries: $35IFM or 3 IFLA vouchers
Photocopy Charges
Photocopies are provided free of charge to non-profit Virginia libraries, LVIS libraries, and to other libraries with existing reciprocal agreements.

Charges to all other libraries:
  • U.S. libraries: $8IFM
  • International libraries: $8IFM or one ½ IFLA voucher
Billing Methods
Billing via OCLC IFM is preferred. IFLA vouchers are accepted for International partners if not participating in OCLC IFM.