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Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Research Assistants

Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Research Assistants


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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 Research Assistant

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 you will be checking-out and using a book yourself, 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 business days, then visit the appropriate library to check-out the book on-site.
      • Do not lend any main campus books checked out to your own account to the faculty.
    • 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 the appropriate campus to check-out the book on-site.
      • WRLC law library books and e-books cannot be borrowed through the Consortium Loan service.
      • Do not lend any WRLC books checked out to your own account to the faculty.
  • If you will be checking out main campus books to the faculty's RA or proxy account, then
    • First, establish authorization to do this by completing main campus' Faculty Proxy Form, having the faculty sign the form and then emailing the form to Lauinger Library.
    • Then you may either:
      • Submit an Intercampus Loan request under your main campus library account, via George, to have a book routed to the Law Library. Once it arrives you must instruct the Circulation Desk to check the main campus book out to the faculty proxy account, otherwise, it will automatically be checked out to you.
      • Visit the appropriate main campus library and check-out the book directly to the faculty proxy account while on-site.


  • There is no faculty proxy accounts through WRLC's Consortium Loan Service. Use ILL instead and submit using the faculty's ILL proxy account. See How to Submit an ILL as an RA.