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Graduate Student Library Introduction

Borrowing Library Materials & Using Interlibrary Loan

Graduate students can check out up to 75 books for an entire semester. Don't forget to contact the University Card Center to find out how to get your student ID. The ODU ID also serves as your library card. If you are learning remotely, you can use our Interlibrary Loan Request Form to ask us to mail print materials to you. Be sure to give us your current address on the form.

We also have DVDs, government documents, and other physical resource types available for check out for a more limited time.

See our Borrowing Services page for more details.

With Interlibrary Loan, you can:

  • Request books that ODU doesn't own and pick them up at Perry Library or have them mailed to you
  • Request book chapters to be scanned and delivered to you electronically
  • Request journal articles that ODU does not subscribe to to be delivered to you electronically
  • Have ODU-owned books mailed to you if you're a distance student

Best of all, there is no charge for interlibrary loan if you are a current student or faculty member at ODU.

Our Physical Spaces

If you are looking for a quiet space in Perry Library (our main library) to work or study, the best place to go is the 4th floor. The 4th floor is the designated quiet study area, and there are individual cubicles located on each side of the floor.


You can also reserve a study room.

The Learning Commons @ Perry Library is located on the first floor of Perry Library. It provides a collaborative work space. You can reserve group study rooms, check out equipment, and print. This is also where you will find the library's Help Desk.

Our Music and Art Libraries are also located on the Norfolk campus. The Music Library is located in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts building and includes music scores. The Hofheimer Art Library is located in the Barry Arts Building on Monarch Way and houses our Art books collection. If you're looking for Music History or Art History, you'll find those books at Perry Library.



Special Collections and University Archives is located on the 3rd floor of Perry Library. Here you will find primary resources related to local history, the history of ODU, manuscripts, and more!

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