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The Law Library belongs to a worldwide network of lending libraries. The Interlibrary Loan service allows users to borrow materials not available at the Law Library or other IU Libraries or request copies of materials. ILLiad is the system used to manage and place requests. Law faculty, students, and staff can create an ILLiad profile, then place requests using this account. Faculty may also make requests to their library liaisons.
This is a free service. However, payment of charges incurred from overdue or lost material will be the responsibility of the user.
Materials available from other IU libraries cannot be requested through interlibrary loan. Instead, you must use the Request Delivery service in IUCat. Also, requesting items for recreational use is discouraged.
Please be aware that some types of materials often cannot be borrowed via interlibrary loan. These include:
It usually takes 7-15 working days for an ILL request to be filled. Delays do occur due to circumstances beyond our control, and occasionally we are unable to fill a request. Students will be notified when an article is ready for viewing or a loan is available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk. For faculty, ILL loans will be delivered to their offices or mailboxes. If a faculty member requests articles through a library liaison, the articles will be emailed.
Loan periods vary depending upon the rules of the lending library. An average loan period is 4 weeks. Due dates are clearly indicated on the front label of ILL materials. Please return all ILL materials to the Circulation Desk or one of the drop boxes by the due date. If you need a renewal, place a request through ILLiad (or for faculty, through your library liaison) at least 5 days before the due date. Generally, only one renewal is permitted for each item. Please keep in mind that it is the lending library's decision to renew and not all renewal requests are honored.
ILL material is occasionally recalled before its due date by the lending library. We will notify you by e-mail when a recall is made.