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Online Students' Guide to Library Services: Physical Materials

Books Owned by VWU

If you are a student taking classes that are solely online at VWU and you are located more than 25 miles away from campus, you can have materials shipped directly to you. If you find a book, dvd, or print material that is physically inside VWU Library, simply place a hold and the material will be shipped to you. You are responsible for the shipping cost of returning the material to VWU Library by the due date.

A material with a physical location in the library will have a location listed as Hofheimer Library and a call number. To place a hold, click the title of the desired material from the list of search results and hit the blue "Place hold" button.

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Living in Virginia?

VWU belongs to VIVA! If you're closer to one of the member libraries listed here:, you check out materials from them with your VWU ID.

Getting a VWU ID

Have you gotten your VWU ID yet? This card is good for library use at participating VIVA libraries. It is also helpful in obtaining student discounts. To get your ID, you will need to provide a photo and mailing address to campus security:


Interlibrary Loan

Online students may use interlibrary loan to request books and articles for items we do not own or have access to. For books, online students who live within 25 miles of campus are asked to come to campus to pick them up when notified of availability and bring the items back when no longer needed. For online students who live further away, the Hofheimer Library will ship the item, but the student is responsible for return shipping back to the Virginia Wesleyan campus for return to the lending library. We are unable to ship interlibrary loan items outside the United States.

Interlibrary Loan

Check out more on Interlibrary Loan policy here:

Return address

Return library books sent you to:

Interlibrary Loan

Hofheimer Library

5817 Wesleyan Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455