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Georgetown Law Library

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

Where Can ILL Books Be Returned?

Borrowed ILL materials may be returned to:

  • The Circulation Desk when it is open.
  • Library Book drop located in the Law Library Lobby when the Circulation Desk or Law Library is closed (as long as the material is not fragile).
  • Library Book Drop box on fifth floor of McDonough (as long as the material is not fragile).
  • Library return bins behind the reception desk in Office of Journal Administration (Suite 170 Library) if borrowed by a journal office.
  • Outdoor book drop, located outside of the campus iron gates, by the Law Library building on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and G Street (as long as the material is not fragile).

Georgetown Law faculty should not return ILL materials through campus mail as it could take almost a week for items to reach the Law Library. A book is not marked as returned until it reaches the ILL office. The law faculty will be responsible for any losses or damages that occur while an ILL book is in campus mail.

Regardless of which library loaned you the book, we do not recommend returning any ILL books to the main campus library's circulation desk. That desk would not have the ability to access our ILLiad system to update your record and is not responsible for returning the book to the lending library. Out of courtesy, the main campus circulation desk will route your ILL book to this office for proper return processing. However, transit time may be a few days. A book is not marked as returned until it reaches the Law Library's ILL Office.