The Law Library is closed until further notice. Please see this guide for information about remote services.

ILL (Interlibrary Loan)

UCI Law community members can borrow books from other academic libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).


ILL - the Basics

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Track ILL requests online: My ILL Requests. You don't need a PIN.

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Renew ILL items online: My ILL Requests. Look for the "Renew" link in the right column. Some lenders do not allow renewals - plan accordingly.

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Leave the paper wrapper on the books - it's how we know where to mail them.

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Pick up and return your items promptly.

  • Books and other hard copies -- Pick up and return at the Front Desk in the Law Library. They are held for 14 days
  • Scanned articles and other electronic documents -- Download them from My ILL Requests within 30 days.

ILL - the Fine Print

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Email is how you'll be notified about the status of your requests for books, articles, or any other material.

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Hard-to-get material. Some things are rarely available through ILL because other libraries don't lend them. This includes (but is not limited to) current study aids and casebooks, new fiction, and DVDs. 

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Timing. It can take up to 2 weeks (or more) for items to arrive. Items from other University of California libraries frequently arrive within a few days.

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Fines. Overdue items, lost items, and damaged items might incur charges, depending on the policy of the lending library. You are responsible for all of these types of charges, which can include processing fees in addition to the replacement cost of lost or damaged items.


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