Interlibrary Loan & Hold Requests

InterLibrary Loan Services provides access to library materials not owned by your campus library. All Valencia students, faculty and staff who are eligible to borrow materials from the Valencia library are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan services.

Hold Requests may be placed on currently checked-out materials that are owned by your campus library.

To Submit a Request

Online

For items owned at other Valencia campus libraries: In the Library Catalog, under the item you wish to borrow; click Place a Hold, then select the location where you wish to pick up the item.

For items owned at other Florida State College and State University libraries: In the Library Catalog, in the upper right above your search results, click on UBorrow. In the statewide catalog that opens, under the item you wish to borrow, click the UBorrow button, then select the location where you wish to pick up the item.

In person

Inquire with a librarian at the Reference Desk or Information Desk.

By email

Students: Please go to www.askalibrarian.org/valencia to send an e-mail.

Faculty: Please e-mail your division library liaison.

By phone

Contact the Reference Desk at your campus library:

  • East: (407) 582-2456
  • Lake Nona: (407) 582-7107
  • Osceola: (407) 582-4154
  • West: (407) 582-1432
  • Winter Park: (407) 582-6814

Limitations

Please do NOT place hold or loan requests for items already available at your campus library. Instead, see a librarian for assistance in locating available materials.

Some materials may not be available via Interlibrary Loan:

  • Textbooks
  • Reference materials
  • Most audiovisual materials
  • Rare books
  • Other materials as designated by lending institutions

Time for Delivery

Interlibrary Loan Requests

In general, please allow for delivery of Interlibrary Loan materials:

  • Two to four days for materials requested from other Valencia libraries
  • One week for materials requested from libraries within the Florida College system
  • One to two weeks for materials requested from libraries outside the Florida College system.

Hold Requests

Time required for checked-out Valencia materials placed on hold varies depending on the due date and the timely return of materials by the current borrower.

Borrowing and Returning Materials

Library staff will contact the user by Valencia e-mail when your item arrives and becomes available.

Loan periods are determined by the lending library.

Return items to the Check-Out Desk.

Overdue Materials

Interlibrary loan materials are subject to the same fines as materials owned by Valencia.