N.B.: Many libraries still have limited or restricted services as they continue to address issues related to COVID-19. The suggestions below apply to pre-pandemic circumstances only. Therefore, please research the most current access policy and restrictions of any library prior to visiting.
Though ILL Borrowing can try to accommodate more urgent requests, the office is not staffed 24/7 at this or other ILL libraries. Though Consortium Loan Service (CLS) at some of the Washington Research Library Consortium academic libraries may operate throughout the week, it cannot accommodate any rush service.
Here are tips for the occasions where you need something urgently, especially after business hours and over the weekends.
Local law libraries are not full members of WRLC and may not allow you to enter even with a GULC ID. You do not have borrowing privileges at local law libraries. Please contact that law library's access services department, or consult our Reference Services, before visiting.
For electronic materials, like articles, off a database not subscribed to by the Law Library, check a local academic library's A-Z list of databases usually provided on a library's website. If local academic library is a WRLC member and has the database you need (and it covers the dates or volumes of your citation), then using your GULC ID visit that library. It would be best if you contact the reference desk at that library to make sure you can access the database on a public computer station and that it is not restricted to their school or individually assigned credentials. Like our library, local academic libraries may have databases that cannot be freely accessed on-site by those who are not directly affiliated with the school.
The Law Library does not know the sign-on credentials belonging to other libraries.