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Books
Journal, newspaper and magazine articles

Books not available locally or from McConnell Library

If you are unable to find the book you need locally or at McConnell Library, you may be able to get it through Interlibrary Loan . Interlibrary loan is a free service in which we get the books (or magazine or journal articles) you need from another library and send them to you.  If you're not sure exactly what book or books you need, one of the best sources for identifying books from libraries worldwide is WorldCat from FirstSearch. 

You do not need to identify a library that owns the book you want. Library staff will do that for you. However, the information you provide about the book should be as complete as possible.

Interlibrary loan services are available to you as follows:

  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital: Request your interlibrary loan from the staff at CRMH Health Sciences Library, and return the material to the Health Sciences Library before the due date. There is no charge to Radford University students.
  • Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center: Submit your interlibrary loan request to McConnell Library, using the Interlibrary Loan system. Return the book in the package provided.
  • Virginia Western Community College: Submit your interlibrary loan request to McConnell Library, using the Interlibrary Loan system. Return the book in the package provided.

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers not available locally or from McConnell Library

  • If McConnell Library does not own the article you need, you can request a copy of that article from another library through Interlibrary Loan. Within 3-10 days, a copy of that article will be delivered to you free of charge either electronically , or via the U.S. mail.
    • We highly recommend that all extended campus students select "Preferred Electronic Delivery if Possible" when setting up their ILLiad accounts. When this option is selected, articles that we receive electronically will be delivered directly to you via the web through your ILLiad account, rather waiting several days for the article to reach you via US mail. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat on your computer to view the article (Click here to get Adobe Acrobat).
    • Do Note: there are some cases where it is not possible for us to send an article electronically. In such cases the articles will be delivered through US mail).