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.
Request An Interlibrary Loan
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 aren't 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.