Request a book (for law professors and law students only)
- Request an article (for law professors and law students only)
What is it?
Interlibrary Loan is a service through which library materials not held within the University of Notre Dame Library Systems may be requested and obtained from other libraries.
Who may use it?
All University of Notre Dame law students, law faculty and law staff are eligible to use the service. Interlibrary Loan requests may be turned in at the Circulation Desk or submitted online. Ask a desk attendant or a reference librarian for assistance.
How long does it take?
The library participates in several cooperative lending programs which offer expedited processing of our Interlibrary Loan requests. Reciprocal borrowing agreements within the state and participation in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) allow us access to many libraries' holdings--locally, regionally, and nationally. By using one of the local or regional libraries, we generally are able to provide books and/or photocopies of articles within a week to ten working days.
What kinds of material can Interlibrary Loan provide?BOOKS:
Books can be borrowed in their original form or in microform. When the item arrives, you will be notified by phone, e-mail, or a note will be placed in your mailbox. The item can be picked up at the Circulation Desk and there will be a wrapper on the book indicating date due or other restrictions placed on the title by the lending library. Depending on the policy of the lending library, you may keep the item for a period of one to four weeks.
PHOTOCOPIES OF PERIODICAL OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:
Copies of articles from journals or newspaper that are not available at Notre Dame are provided free of charge.
DISSERTATIONS AND THESES:
Lending policies on these materials vary with each lending library.
RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ETC.:
Libraries generally do not lend rare books or manuscripts. However, it may be possible to obtain a photocopy or microformat copy.
ARCHIVAL MATERIALS, U.S. STATE AND FEDERAL DOCUMENTS, FOREIGN DOCUMENTS:
Through membership in the Center for Research Libraries, the library can obtain little-used research materials, such as archival items and documents. Check with the Interlibrary Loan Librarian for the Center's holdings.