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

Interlibrary Loan – Lending

Policies for Lending Items

Georgetown Law Library will lend circulating materials and make reproductions (up to 50 pages) of journal articles and non-circulating materials. We accept requests sent through OCLC (code GUL), fax (202-662-9202), and email at Faxed requests should be on an ALA Form or letterhead, and include, if possible, the call number of the requested material. Borrowing library staff should search the library catalog, to determine whether we own the requested title(s) and if they are available for circulation.  Members of the public, Public Patrons, Friends of the Library, and non-Georgetown University students do not have onsite borrowing privileges, but may be able to obtain circulating materials through their home institution’s InterLibrary Loan (ILL) office.

Turnaround Time and Rush requests

Although we typically respond to requests within 1-2 days, we may take up to 4 days during the busiest times of the year.

Delivery Options

Our default shipping method is FedEx Ground. Other arrangements, such as courier pick-can be arranged.  Express shipping is available upon request if the borrowing library is willing to pay the express costs.

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. Other institutions may make requests over the phone or through email.

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

Lending fees
Academic  $20.00
Private (Law – firms)                                      $25.00
Government (US Federal) Free
International request (all categories)

In addition to paying by check, 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 may be assessed additional charges for materials returned late, damaged, or lost.

Items that Cannot be Borrowed from Georgetown Law Library

The following item types are generally ineligible for InterLibrary Loan. If you are interested in borrowing any of the below please contact us directly and we will connect you with the appropriate library staff member.

  1. Materials from our Reference, Reserve and Study Aids collections
  2. Rare books and all materials held in special collections

Contact ILL Lending information
Interlibrary Loan Lending
Georgetown University Law Library
111 G St NW
(202) 662-9167
(202) 662-9202 (F)