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Georgetown Law Library

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.


The library has undergone a website re-design and is currently undergoing a library system migration therefore hyperlinks on this research guide may be outdated. The guide will be updated, after the library system migration, sometime in the fall. Please contact the ILL Office should you have any questions.

What Materials Can Be Obtained Through ILL?

ILL provides access to items such as:

  • Books; microfilm; microfiche; reports;
  • Copies of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers;
  • Copies of specific pages, chapters or sections from a book (not applicable to course textbooks).
  • Materials that are owned by the Law Library but are Checked Out, Recalled, at Bindery, Lost or Missing.
  • Tips:
    • Request main campus library books as Intercampus Book Loans through George.
    • Request books held by a Washington Research Library Consortium member through the WRLC catalog.
    • Patrons are encouraged to submit a library purchase request for:
      • Films to be screened on campus;
      • Law-related materials that are too new or not loaned by other libraries (e.g. reference titles).