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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

What Materials Can Be Obtained Through ILL During Continuity

We are accepting through ILLiad requests for both copies or scans of pages (for articles, chapters and book sections) and loans (to borrow physical items, e.g., books). However, how the requests are processed are different.

Copies or scans of articles, chapters, or pages out of a book

These requests will be processed as ILLs. We are hampered by the number of ILL offices that are operating and the different levels of services they are able to provide. Turnaround time may be as long as one to two weeks.

Scans Out of Textbooks

Please see the tips regarding scans of textbook pages on ILL Services during COVID section.

Loans to borrow entire, large works, e.g., books

Such requests will be cancelled as an ILL, but will be forwarded to the Associate Director for Reference & Collection Development for ebook license acquisition, if possible. The Associate Director will reach out to you with her findings and decision.

Casebooks and Study Aids

ILL requests for such publications will be returned to the patron. Options for these types of materials may be found on the Law Library COVID-19 FAQ and Student Resources for Fall 2020 guide. Please consult Reference Services if you have any questions.