In response to COVID-19, most of the Law Library staff are working remotely. Other universities and their libraries have followed a similar safety protocols and have closed their buildings, reduced their on-site ILL staffing, or closed off access to their library's physical collections.
This means that
- No physical items can be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan. Requests for entire books will be handed over to our collection services team to find alternate options.
- We cannot recommend that you visit a local library to make scans of materials yourself.
- It's more difficult to find libraries that may carry a needed title and happen to have the ILL capacity to make scans for us.
- Scans of citations that only exist in microfilm format (such as older newspapers) would be difficult, or maybe impossible, to obtain.
- Lengthy scanning requests that either exceed fair use guidelines or ILL libraries' scanning limits (typically 40 pages or more), which were not accepted under normal circumstances, will still not be accepted by ILL libraries. These requests will be handed over to our collection services team to find alternate options.
- Other ILL libraries, even if staffed, do not have the capacity to perform research on our behalf and cannot accommodate requests to peruse an entire work, or microfilm, in order to locate an obscure citation
Your patience and understanding are appreciated.