Do you want a book or article that TCC doesn't have? These items can often be borrowed from other libraries through the interlibrary loan system. This service is available to current Tidewater Community College students, faculty and staff.
Please allow at least a week for items to arrive. Availability, transit time, and other factors affect how long it takes us to receive a requested item.
We may not be able to borrow DVDs, textbooks, brand new books, really old books, or extremely popular titles. We will not borrow titles that TCC already has in the collection. Patrons are limited to ten interlibrary loans at a time.
Need more books on a subject but don't know the titles? Use WorldCat to find what's available in other libraries. (The more libraries that have it the better chance we have of borrowing it.)
Try Google Scholar to find articles that are not in TCC databases. If full text access is not available you can request the article through interlibrary loan.
You can also talk to a librarian for help finding sources on your topic.
Tidewater Community College participates in the practice of interlibrary loan in order to allow patrons access to materials not held by their home libraries. We comply with copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code), VIVA interlibrary loan guidelines, and the American Library Association’s Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States.
In this document, libraries that supply a loan for a TCC patron are referred to as lending libraries.
Do you want a books from another TCC campus but don't want to drive all the way out there to get it? No problem. TCC shares books between campus.
Here is how you request a books form another library:
1. Search for books, and click into the one you want to request:
2. Click on Sign In and sign in with your MyTCC username and password.
3. Over on the left hand-side click Request This Item, and then click the request link in the center.
4. Select the Pickup Location, and then click Request.
You should receive the book in two to five business days.