Circulation Policies & Procedures:
Physical items that can be checked out of the Reynolds Library include:
Physical items you can use inside the library:
* Instructors will let their students know if and when course material is available on reserve at the library's Circulation Desk. Since not all instructors request course materials to be placed on reserve, the library does not have all textbooks used for every Reynolds course.
If a specific book title or books on a particular topic are not available at Reynolds Library, you can borrow books from public and academic libraries in the Richmond area. To find out what books are available locally, you can search:
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Cooperative Borrowing Program allows current Reynolds students, faculty, and staff to borrow library materials directly from participating academic libraries in the state of Virginia including local libraries such as the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.
If the book you want is available through an academic library in Richmond that is NOT participating in the Cooperative Borrowing Program, come to the Reference Desk at any Reynolds campus library to get a RALC Borrowing Pass (Richmond Academic Library Consortium) which will allow you to borrow books from local college or university libraries such as John Tyler Community College and Union Presbyterian Seminary.
If none of the local libraries own books that you need, Reynolds Library can request books from libraries across the state of Virginia and nationwide via our interlibrary loan service. After you complete our online Interlibrary Loan Request form, it usually takes at least one week to obtain books from other libraries.
A reference librarian will be happy to assist you in identifying libraries that own a particular title or own books on a particular subject.