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Georgetown Law Library

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

How Do I Submit an ILL?

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

We recommend that you perform the following prior to submitting an ILL:

  • For books, perform the following steps:
    1. Conduct a "Law Library Catalog" Search to determine if the book is owned or accessible through the Law Library.
      • If a copy is available in the Law Library stacks, submit a Place hold for pickup to have the book pulled from the shelves for you by Access Services.
    2. If there is no matching result, then switch to the "Georgetown U. + Local Academic Libraries" option and search again.
      • If there is a match, then submit a Request from a Local Academic Library to have the copy routed to the Law Library.
  • For articles published in journals or newspapers, perform one of the following:
    • Search for the journal title in the Journal Finder. This will search the library's print and electronic collection. Matching results will provide you with the call number to print volumes housed on the first floor or access to electronic versions.
    • Search for the article title through "Articles" Search in the catalog. However, this will only search for electronic holdings and will not present records for any print volumes in our collection.

Be Careful

Do not mistakenly submit an ILLiad request through main campus Lauinger Library's version of the ILL system (accessed through Lauinger Library web pages). If you do, then this Law Library ILL service will not be able to assist you if you have any questions or concerns about your request.


To avoid mistaking Lauinger Library's ILL with this ILL service, always start with your Law Library's home page to seek out library services. Bookmark the page!

The Law Library's ILLiad system URL will start with Main campus Lauinger Library's ILLiad system URL will start with: Do not Google "Georgetown ILL" and expect to be correctly led to the Law Library's ILLiad system.