Students enrolled in a GW Law distance education course may borrow circulating books and materials in the library's collection. Most treatises and books circulate. Materials on reserve or course reserve or located in the ready reference or reference locations do not circulate; other materials may also not circulate due to library policies.
The Interlibrary loan staff will scan and deliver via email copies of articles and book excerpts from any electronic or print source owned by the Jacob Burns Law Library.
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 are assessed for books returned after the due date.
Current law students, faculty and staff automatically have an account in the interlibrary loan system.
The library belongs to the Washington Resource Library Consortium (WRLC). Students may borrow items from any of the libraries in the network. Although students may borrow items from any of the libraries in the network, we recommend that distance education students use interlibrary loan to request materials not in the law library's collection. In addition to the Jacob Burns Law Library, participating libraries include: American University, AU Pence Law Library, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University Libraries, GW Himmelfarb Medical Library, Georgetown University, Georgetown Law Library, Howard University, Marymount University and the University of the District of Columbia.
Notice Warning of Copyright:
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.