Lending to Non-VSU Libraries

The Interlibrary Loan office of Valdosta State University provides loans and photocopies to libraries and other facilities that request our services. Individuals who wish to borrow materials from our library need to place an interlibrary loan request through their public library or the academic or corporate library through which they ordinarily check out materials.

Request Methods Accepted by VSU

Libraries may send requests via OCLC to our symbol GYG. Non-OCLC libraries can send requests to us via e-mail (ill@valdosta.edu).

Fees, Billing, and Payment

We are members of GOLD, SO6, SOLINE, and LVIS. We charge what you charge, and we welcome reciprocal agreements.

We prefer to charge you via IFM for payment, though we will invoice you if necessary.

If you want us to invoice you, we can only accept checks in payment. Our library is not set up to accept credit cards.

Send payment to:

Interlibrary Loan
Odum Library
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698-0150

If you have any questions, contact us at (229) 333-5867

Loans and Photocopies

The loan period is 28 days from the date the item is shipped with a 4 week renewal possible when requested.  For loans of multi-piece sets, please indicate which volume(s) are wanted.  Loans of microfilm are limited to five reels per shipment.

Photocopies of Articles, Book Chapters, and ERIC documents

Photocopies are provided for articles and book chapters up to 30 pages. (The exception to this is ERIC documents, where the entire document is copied regardless of length.) We deliver articles electronically via Odyssey, Article Exchange, or e-mail.

VSU Master’s Theses and Dissertations

Some of our theses and dissertations can be found in the library’s digital repository, Vtext Repository.

They are located in their own section, Electronic Theses and Dissertations.

However, since the repository only goes back as far as 2007 and it has not been a requirement to submit theses and dissertations full-text in all departments, it may be that the item you want will be in print format only. The library has a circulating copy of all theses and dissertations, which can sent out on ILL via UPS.  Lending fees are the same as for normal book requests.

Special Collections

If a second circulating copy of a book in Special Collections is available, it will be loaned via ILL. Items that will not be loaned are county histories, very old/fragile books, items cataloged in the Rare, United Daughters of the Confederacy, or South Georgia Folklife collections, or any archival materials. Depending on the condition of some of the items, arrangements can be made to copy a selected amount of material from them. Contact Archives at 229-333-7150 or dsdavis@valdosta.edu