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Interlibrary Loan Services for Students

What Can I Request Through ILL?

We're happy to borrow items that are not available on campus.

In general, we will not borrow:

  • Materials which are non-circulating but still available at the Law Library (for instance, reserve or reference materials).
  • Materials readily available in PDF format.  See Bluebook Rule 18.2.1.
  • Official statutes: Bluebook rules explicitly permit citation to annotated (unofficial) codes in addition to the official code. Rule 12.2.1 states “If possible, cite statutes currently in force to the current official code or its supplement. Otherwise, cite a current unofficial code or its supplement…”
  • Extraneous material such as a copy of the cover, spine, table of contents, copyright page of journals, etc.
  • Newspaper articles available on a database or website See Bluebook Rule 16.6(f).
  • Any item that costs more than $40 to obtain.
  • Multiple ILL requests for the same item.

How Do I Make a Request?

ILL requests must be submitted online:
Before placing an ILL request, please check the following sources:
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155