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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

How Long Will an ILL Take During Continuity

It is difficult to predict the speed at which a particular request will be filled during continuity. Turnaround time is impacted by the availability of the citation at fewer number of libraries that are still providing ILL services and the capacity at which those offices are operating. Turnaround for requests that another library can fill from electronic databases is still one to three business days. Copy requests that must be filled as scans out of physical materials can take one to two weeks.

Decisions for submitted loan requests (that are converted to e-book license considerations) varies, depending on how well that publication fits into the Law Library's collection, licensing cost and compatibility of the reading platform with our existing systems.

As always, please plan accordingly.