Interlibrary Loan

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 for delivery to the Law School of books at other Duke and TRLN libraries.

For additional help, consult the Research Guide Finding Legal Materials in PDF. Contact Reference Services for assistance with locating items.

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.

Log in to ILLiad

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.

Other Questions?

Contact Interlibrary Loan service at or in person at the Circulation Desk.