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Interlibrary Loan FAQs

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about ILL.

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

This service provides eligible patrons access to materials not owned by or accessible at the Law Center by borrowing such material from other libraries, including local consortium libraries.

ILL can be used to obtain materials you may need for your Law Center course work, class paper, note writing, journal source collecting, scholarly research, general interests, dissertation research, Research Assistant work, or work-for-hire projects.

See What Can Be Obtained? for more details.

Who is Eligible for ILL Service at the Law Center?

In general, the service is available to the Law Center faculty, students, staff and visiting scholars who have current circulation accounts with book borrowing privileges with the Law Library. There are no fees to obtain ILL materials.

Law Center Visiting Researchers are not eligible for ILL services and should use their home institution libraries for such service.

Alumni, Friends of the Library, and those who have paid a membership to gain library building access are not eligible and must obtain ILL services through their home law firm, agency, institution, or public library.

Georgetown University faculty and staff who are assigned offices at the Law Center (i.e., 500 First St.) and main campus students attending classes held in Law Center classrooms are not eligible for ILL services at the Law Library. Please use main campus library's ILL services.