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Virginia Tidewater Consortium - Libraries Guide

Virginia Tidewater Consortium

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education serves as the major vehicle for regional cooperation among institutions of higher education and affiliated agencies.

Since 1973 consortium institution libraries have participated in reciprocal direct borrowing to students, faculty and staff of member institutions. In many cases, the electronic resources and services of consortium libraries are also available to member institutions. Several subcommittees of the VTC Library Directors Committee serve to share information and coordinate various services of VTC libraries, including Circulation, Collection Development, and Reference and Instruction.

The Director's Committee and various subcommittees offer excellent opportunities for networking, services, and training.  Thanks to generous support from VTC President Dr. Larry Dotolo and Ms. Nicola Beltz, Director of Programs and Administration, several nationally and regionally recognized library experts have trained staff in the VTC libraries.

This VTC Libraries ligbuide provides information to members of VTC libraries, as well as students in the communities we serve.  Each committee and subcommittee is responsible for maintaining the content on its tab.  For information or edits, please contact the website representative for each group.

Areas of Cooperation

  • Interlibrary Borrowing: Students and faculty may check out library materials from another member institution’s library by using the Consortium’s borrowing card. See Circulation Policies.
  • Interlibrary Loan Courier Service:  The Consortium provides a courier service for the transportation of library materials among the institutions.

Library Locations