Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2020     Views: 24

It depends on where the book is currently located.

In most cases where the book is in the stacks on the 3rd or 5th floor of Newman Library, just bring the book to the Services Desk, near the Main Entrance, on the 2nd floor with your Hokie Passport, or at the self-checkout stations right next to the Services Desk. If the books do not check out properly, please bring them to the Services Desk, and our staff can help you. You can also do that process in our branch libraries.

Depending on your borrower status, Undergraduates and VA residents/Community Card holders can check out up to 50 items (except for DVDs - the limit is up to 3 DVDs at time). Virginia Tech Faculty/Staff and Graduate students can check out up to 150 items.

For further check out periods and limits, please see the Borrowing tab from the Books & Media page.

You can also place a hold on the book via its catalog record page, and we'll pull that book and bring it to the desk for you (we do that 2-3 times a day--it's not instantaneous), then email you once it's ready to pick up. You can also place a hold to have books moved between libraries or our remote storage locations.

Books on Course Reserve are located at the Service Desk of the indicated branch and often check out for a shorter period of time.

Books currently checked out to another patron can have a hold placed on them to reduce the other patron's checkout period so it will be returned for your use, or you can request that book via Interlibrary Loan to get a copy from another library.

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