What can be borrowed?
Copies of articles from journals that the ODU Library doesn't already have in print, or full-text articles not available electronically are the most commonly requested items. Books that are not available in the ODU Library's collection or in may also be borrowed through interlibrary loan. It is against library policy to borrow textbooks. There are some items that usually cannot be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Typically these are non-circulating materials such as reference books, reserve items, fragile books, or materials found in special collections. Videos, DVDs, and CDs may also be difficult to obtain as many libraries have policies against sending out audiovisual materials through ILL. Dissertations may be difficult to obtain due to limited distribution, but significant excerpts are generally available free of charge through through .