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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

What Cannot Be Obtained During Continuity

During continuity, it is difficult to predict which requests will most likely be filled or not filled. If your ILL request cannot be processed, you will be notified. If your request is processed but cannot be filled, you will be notified.

  • In general, physical items, like books and microformats, cannot be borrowed. Requests for most physical items will be forwarded to the Associate Director for Research & Collection Development for ebook license consideration. She will contact you with her findings and decision.
  • Requests for any citation wanted for leisure or personal reading cannot be processed at this time.
  • Casebooks and study aids can be obtained through the options listed on the Law Library's COVID-19 FAQ and Student Resources for Fall 2020 guide. Please contact Reference Services for more information.
  • Scans out of materials that only exist in physical forms (e.g., books, microformats, etc.) may be difficult to obtain, depending on their availability in libraries staffing their ILL offices on-site, that can access their physical collection and are able to provide such services.

Please contact Reference Services if you would like help finding alternate, more readily available publications.