Beyond Our Library

Library Materials Borrowing Programs

If you live near another college or university library, you may be able to borrow materials directly from that library using your Liberty University credentials*!

The Jerry Falwell Library is excited to announce our participation in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Reciprocal Borrowing Program and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Cooperative Borrowing Program. Through these programs Liberty University students, faculty, and staff can visit and borrow materials from participating libraries when proof of current affiliation with Liberty University is presented. 

These programs supplement the collection at Jerry Falwell Library consisting of more than 390,000 electronic resources and 78,000 unique journals available 24/7 through our website, and more than 365,000 print resources available through our current InterLibrary Loan program for online students and faculty.

Participating ALTA libraries

Participating VIVA libraries

*You will be required to verify your current affiliation with Liberty University. For VIVA, follow this link for more detailed instructions. For ATLA, you will need to verify enrollment. Please contact Borrowing Services with any questions by emailing

Local Public Library InterLibrary Loan

If you don’t live near the Liberty University campus or a college or university that participates in a Library Materials Borrowing Program listed above, you may be able to use InterLibrary Loan services through your local public library. You can visit to find the closest library with the materials you want to borrow. WorldCat can also give you titles for materials that you may want to request through InterLibrary Loan.

Have you used one or more of these services? If so, we’d love to have feedback on your Customer Service experience.