Loan Requests for Duke Law Community
Interlibrary Loan service is provided to any current member of the Duke Law School community (faculty, students, and staff) to request books, journal articles and other materials not available from the Duke University Libraries.
We attempt to obtain all requests. However, many libraries will not lend textbooks, state codes, whole journal volumes, reference books, original manuscripts, newspapers, DVDs, and materials that are rare, fragile, or in high demand (such as very recently published books). To save time, please check with library staff before submitting requests for these types of items to explore other options.
Before Submitting a Request
Search the Duke University Libraries Catalog to find out if the item you want is available at Duke University or the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN). Use the Request button to have books from other Duke and TRLN libraries delivered to the Law School.
Submit ILL request in ILLIAD
The ILLiad system saves your profile and preferences, tracks outstanding requests and request history, and is where electronic documents are available for download.
Use your NetID and password. First login includes a brief registration process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?
Requested materials owned by libraries at the UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, and NCCU are generally available at Duke in two business days. Materials owned by libraries outside the Triangle area may take 7-10 days. You will be notified by email when books and articles requested are available. Articles will be available in your ILLiad account. Books are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.
How long can I borrow interlibrary loan items?
The length of the loan period and renewal policy are determined by the owning library. If you fail to return an item on time, fines may be charged that we may pass on to you. We also risk the possibility that the loaning library will refuse to lend to us in the future.
Contact Interlibrary Loan service at email@example.com or in person at the Circulation Desk.