Georgetown Law
Georgetown Law Library

Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Journal Staff

Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Journal Staff


Key to Icons

  • Georgetown restricted access
  • On Westlaw
  • On Lexis
  • On Bloomberg
  • PDF Document
  • More Info Available (hover)

Where to submit an Interlibrary Loan request

Submit requests through the ILLiad System. The link can be found on the Law Library's Student Resources page.

When to Use Interlibrary Loan Service as a Journal Staff

First, start by searching:

GULLiver Catalog To find Law Library copies of books, ebooks and print journal titles.
OneSearch To find electronic articles through a Georgetown database. Search by article title.


If a citation is not available in:

  • Print at the Law Library (including materials that are checked out, lost or missing), or
  • Electronic form from a Georgetown database,

then submit an Interlibrary Loan request.

Optional Steps Prior to ILL Submission

  • If your editor permits you to check out non-Georgetown Law books under your own library accounts, then for a title available within:
    • Main campus (Lauinger, Dahlgren, Science, Off-Campus Shelving, etc.) collections, request the item through George catalog to have the copy routed to the Law Library under Intercampus Loan service.
      • Avoid submitting an Intercampus Loan request for books located in the Qatar Collection.
      • Books / print journal volumes whose status is In Library Use cannot be borrowed under Intercampus Loan.
      • If you need a main campus book in less than three days, then visit the library to check-out the book on-site.
    • Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) member libraries, request the title through the WRLC catalog and have the copy routed to the Law Library under Consortium Loan Service.
      • WRLC members include the undergraduate libraries of: American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Howard University, Marymount University & University of the District of Columbia.
      • If you need a book held by a WRLC library in less than three days, then visit that campus to check-out the book on-site.
      • WRLC law library books and e-books cannot be borrowed through Consortium Loan Service.