COVID-19 update (9/3/2020): Some libraries have resumed normal lending activities, but many remain closed or understaffed. If you need an entire book, please fill out the Book Request Form, and we will make every effort to obtain it. If you only need pages, sections, or a chapter of a book, use the Copy Request Form. There are many more libraries able to scan than there are able to lend.
Please make sure the material cannot be found in the law library, the university library, or in an electronic database before making an ILL request. The library will not request items that we own that are on reserve.
Search for books in the library catalog. Use the drop-down menu at the end of the Search box to choose which library to search.
You can search for journals from the catalog as well.
Search HeinOnline using the box below. Type or paste the citation to any article or document, and if it's available in Hein, you will be taken to the PDF.
Search Law Journal Library by Citation
Most libraries do not loan the following types of material:
It is difficult, if not impossible, for the library to obtain the following through interlibrary loan:
At minimum, you must supply:
Requests are processed within 1 business day of receiving them, except on weekends and holidays. Once processed, the library depends on the lending libraries to fill the requests and the US Post Office to deliver the material.
Articles and other photocopies:
The library can usually borrow from other libraries at no charge. If a lending library charges for interlibrary loan, the library will absorb the cost up to $20.
Due dates on interlibrary loan books are set by the lending libraries, and loan periods may be shorter than regular library loans. We must return materials on time and in good condition to ensure continued borrowing privileges. Use ILL books immediately upon receipt, copy what you need, and return them. ILL items should not become overdue. If it becomes necessary to keep an item beyond the due date, request a renewal before it becomes overdue. ILL materials should be returned to Kim Hocking or the cart outside her office.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copy request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would violate copyright law.