Answered By: Ken Winter
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2016     Views: 17

Items borrowed on Interlibrary Loan are subject to the loan policies of the lending library, not the VDOT Library, so lending periods can vary. Most lending libraries loan items for 4-8 weeks. 

Renewing an Interlibrary Loan item is done at the discretion of the lending library. Occasionally, requests to renew ILL items are declined, so we encourage you to complete you use of ILL items by the posted due date. 

If you expect you will need the borrowed item longer than 4-8 weeks, it may make more sense for us to own a copy instead of borrowing it. To do that fill out this Recommend a Purchase Form, or contact or 434-293-1902 with your request.