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Interlibrary Loan and Document Services at Jacob Burns Law Library

ILL Users

Interlibrary loan is available to faculty, students and staff of the law school.  The service obtains material for you from institutions all over the world, if the material is not available at the Jacob Burns Law Library, Gelman Library or Himmelfarb Medical Library. Lending of material by other institutions is a courtesy.  Therefore, returning the items on time is important.  Late fees may be assessed for books returned after the due date.   To use the service, you must create an account in the ILL system.    

Create ILL account

Current law students, faculty and staff can create an ILL account. You must be active in the library circulation system.

Policies and Tips

  • The staff makes every effort to get the material as quickly as possible.  However, since we are dependent upon a lending library it make take up to 3 weeks for a lender to either fulfill or deny the request.
  • Copyright fees are the responsibility of the patron.  The ILL staff will alert you via email if a request requires payment of copyright.  
  • Overdue fees are assessed at $1.00 per day.  In addition to fees, excessive overdue can result in loss of ILL privileges, loss of library circulation privileges and/or a hold on your law school account.  Please work with us and return items on time.  

Contact and Ask Questions

The ILL office is open Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  If you have a question contact the department either by email (best method) or phone.  

Email (best method):

Phone: (202)994-4156

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