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Virginia Tidewater Consortium Card

The VTC Borrowing Program allows Regent students, faculty, and staff in-person borrowing privileges from any participating library.

GUIDELINES AND POLICIES 

  • The home library determines who is eligible for reciprocal borrowing privileges and issues a consortium borrower’s card valid for the current semester. 
  • The borrower must show a valid consortium borrower’s card at the lending library.
  • The lending library determines whether borrowing privileges will be extended or denied.
  • Library privileges are determined by the policies of the lending library and vary from library to library.
  • To request specific information, call the lending library first, and identify yourself as a consortium borrower.

WHERE TO START AT REGENT:

  • Visit Regent University Library's Resource Desk or contact Dorothy Hargett, Head of Access Services, to submit your request for a VTC card.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A VTC CARD:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a student or faculty member at a participating college in the Virginia Tidewater Consortium.
  • Must be in good standing with the library of the home institution. Name must not appear on the list of VTC delinquent borrowers.
  • VTC Borrower’s Cards are good for one semester

IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED AT VTC INSTITUTION:

  • Must present a valid VTC Borrower’s Card (obtained from your home institution) as well as a current college I.D., a driver’s license, or photo I.D.

BORROWER’S FEE:

  • No charge

CHECKOUT PERIOD AND NUMBER OF ITEMS:

  • Library privileges are determined by the policies of the lending library and vary from library to library. 

SANCTIONS:

  • VTC borrowers must pay fines for overdue books and replacement costs for lost books.
  • Circulation privileges will be blocked for overdue books and unpaid fines both at the lending institution and the home institution.
  • Failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the lending libraries, including the prompt return of materials and/or payment of charges, will result in sanctions by both the home and lending institutions. In addition, consortium borrowing privileges at all member libraries will be suspended.