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Interlibrary Loan

If a resource you need is not available through the Law or ASU libraries, we can request it from another library through interlibrary loan (ILL).

To place a new request, use the ILL Request Form or use the 'Request from an External Library' option when searching the library catalog.

To renew an interlibrary loan you have checked out, use the ILL Renewal Form.

Law interlibrary loan is a service available to current Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students, faculty, and staff. Members of the ASU community not affiliated with the College of Law should contact ASU Library Interlibrary Loan.

What can be requested?

You can request books, articles, chapters, and other materials needed in support of your academic, research, teaching, and journal assignment needs.

While we can get almost anything, certain types of resources are more difficult to obtain through ILL, such as recently published books, whole e-books, DVDs, and CDs. 

We cannot borrow current textbooks, new casebooks, or whole journal issues, but we may be able to obtain copies of chapters or articles from these items.

If you need assistance verifying a citation, we encourage you to Ask a Law Librarian.

How long will it take?

Articles, chapter scans, and other digital items are usually received within 1-5 days and will be sent to your ASU email address.

Books and other physical items can take up to 2 weeks. You will receive an email when the item is available to be checked out.

Students and staff can check out ILL items at the Circulation Desk on the third floor.

ILL items for faculty will be checked out and delivered to your faculty mailbox.

Due dates

Generally, physical items may be checked out for 4 weeks. Due dates are set by the lending library and may vary. The due date will be indicated on the blue strap attached to the item and in your library account.

Please do not remove the blue strap. The strap identifies the item as an interlibrary loan and contains information necessary to process renewal requests and returns.


Check the blue strap on the front cover to determine if the item can be renewed. 

To request a renewal, use the ILL Renewal Form. Please submit renewal requests 3-5 days before the due date to allow time for communication with the lending library.

If renewals are not permitted or your renewal request is denied, please return the item by the due date. If you need another copy, place a new request.


Law interlibrary loan books must be returned to the Law Library Circulation Desk on the third floor of the BCLS building. Please do not return books borrowed through Law ILL to other ASU Library locations.

Overdue, Lost, or Damaged ILL books

We do not charge overdue fees for ILL books, but your library account will be blocked until the overdue item is returned. If an ILL book is more than 30 days overdue, it will be considered lost.

If an ILL item has been damaged or lost, please let us know as soon as possible. You are responsible for any replacement or repair costs as determined by the lending library.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The Ross-Blakley Law Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Contact Us

Email:     lawill@asu.edu

Phone:    480-965-7114

Location: Law Library Circulation Desk, BCLS 350

Hours:  8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday