If you need a copy of a book but the RBC Library does not have it, don't worry! If you are a student, faculty, or staff member, we can request it through Interlibrary Loan. We request items from colleges and universities all over the state of Virginia!
If you wish to place a request, first check the catalog to make sure we don’t have a copy. You can use WorldCat to see what’s available or fill out the form located on the Interlibrary Loan webpage. Students may request only five books at one time. The loan period is determined by the lending library. If late returning ILLs, students will be charged $1.00 per day per late item. Feel free to email us with questions regarding ILL!
In addition, Richard Bland College students and faculty are allowed to checkout materials in-person from any college or university library in the Richmond area. You must pick up a Richmond Academic Library Consortium (RALC) pass from the RBC library and show your RBC ID at the participating institutions.
If you want to check out a book from the library, first you'll need to look it up in the catalog to see if we own it and where it is located.
The RBC Library has over 70,000 ebooks in our collection! The vast majority (over 60,000) are available through the EBSCO eBook Collection, which covers all subject areas. We also have several collections provided through VIVA that focus solely on STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
To access these ebooks, simply search the catalog, click on the title of an ebook, and then click the “RBC Users” link at the bottom of the page. Login, if you’re off-campus. If you wish to download an EBSCO ebook to your computer or portable device to read offline, follow these instructions: