Georgetown Law Students, Faculty, and Staff should follow the procedures for Interlibrary Loan Borrowing.

Interlibrary Loan – Lending

During our reopening phase, we are only able to accommodate ILL Lending requests submitted to us through OCLC Worldshare. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Policies for Lending Items

Georgetown University Law Library provides interlibrary lending and copying services to other libraries, including academic and government institutions as well as non-profit and for-profit organizations. Members of the general public, our Public Patrons, Friends of the Library, Georgetown alumni, and non-Georgetown University students do not have onsite borrowing privileges, but may be able to obtain circulating materials through their public library or home institution’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) office.

The Law Library will lend circulating materials and make reproductions (up to 40 pages) of journal articles and non-circulating materials when copyright permits. We accept requests sent through OCLC (symbol GUL). Non-OCLC libraries may email Borrowing library staff should search the library catalog first, determine whether we own the requested title(s) and if they are available for circulation, and submit an unambiguous citation.

Items that Cannot be Borrowed from Georgetown Law Library

Materials that do not circulate, including but not limited to items from our Reference, Reserve, Study Aids, and Special Collections, will not be loaned through Interlibrary Loan. For research assistance for our Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections.

Turnaround Time and Rush Requests

Although we try to respond to requests within 1-2 business days, we may take up to 5  business days during the busiest times of the year. We cannot accommodate rush service for non-OCLC, non-IFM debitable requests.

Delivery Options

Whenever possible, reproductions are delivered electronically. For returnable items, our default shipping method is FedEx Ground. We do not use USPS or UPS. FedEx express shipping is available when requested at the time of the request and if the borrowing library provides a FedEx account information. Other arrangements, such as courier pick-up, must be initiated and paid by the requesting library.

Loan Periods, Renewals, and Recalls

The standard loan period for an item is 6 weeks from the date the request is filled. Renewal is allowed, but may not be available for all titles. Institutions using OCLC or ILLiad are asked to submit renewal requests through these systems. Non-OCLC libraries may make requests through email.

Please note: We reserve the right to recall items before the assigned due date.

Lending fees
Academic, Public, and Non-Profit  $15.00
Private (law firm, corporate, commercial document delivery) D.C. sales tax will be applied  $40.00
Government (US Federal, State) Free
International & Foreign

In addition to paying by check (address located below), payments can be submitted through PayPal. Libraries that have a consortia or reciprocal arrangement with Georgetown University Law Library will not be charged a lending fee.

Libraries borrowing materials from Georgetown Law Library will be assessed additional charges for materials returned late, damaged, or lost. Privileges will be suspended for unpaid invoices (past 30 days due), grossly overdue loans or a poor borrowing record.

Contact ILL Lending information
Interlibrary Loan Lending
Georgetown University Law Library
111 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001-1417