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Interlibrary Loan

Instructions for how to request an interlibrary loan (ILL) at the University of Virginia Law Library.

Interlibrary Loan Basics

UVa law faculty and students may request books, articles, and other items not available in the library collection.

Requests are usually filled in 3-10 working days. Delays or problems with your request will be communicated to you via e-mail.

Interlibrary loan borrowing requests are processed by the University Library’s Interlibrary Services Department. If you have questions, please e-mail, or call 434-982-2617. You can also ask a reference librarian at the Law Library for assistance.

For alumni and members of the Virginia bench and bar, the library provides photocopies of journal articles, cases, and statutes, as allowed under copyright law. Please direct your questions to the library’s reference desk, either in person or by phone at 434-924-7465.

Make an ILL Request

  1. Double-check the VIRGO online catalog to see if any U.Va. library owns your item.
    • If your item is on shelf at another U.Va. library, you can use the "Request item" or "Request a scan" button to ask staff members to retrieve items for you. Log into Netbadge, and select Law as your pickup library. Please allow a few days for delivery.
    • If the item is checked out, click the Request Item button to recall it. Log into Netbadge, and select Law as your pickup library.
    • When the item becomes available, you'll get an e-mail telling you it is on hold for you at our Circulation desk.
  2. If your item is not in VIRGO, you should request an Interlibrary loan (ILL) following these steps:
    • Log in and select your ILL request type (book, article pdf, etc.).
    • Fill in the required fields of the request form and click the Submit button.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lending to Other Libraries and Institutions

If you are a library or law firm and wish to borrow materials or receive copies or scans, please submit your requests via one of the following:

The ILL lending office is open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.