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Georgetown Law Library

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

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:
    • By requesting titles directly from main campus and consortium libraries, you may shorten the turnaround time to get books. Perform a "WRLC (Georgetown U. + Consortium)" Search and submit a "Request from a consortium library (CLS)" under How to Get It within a matching result.
    • 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).