The law library provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services to the following groups:
- Law students, faculty and staff
- Law alumni and Utah Bar members
All other campus community members desiring to request an interlibrary loan request should contact the Marriott or Eccles libraries. All other users, please contact your local library.
- Find the item on WorldCat (Hint: if you know you are looking for a book or a journal article, choose the appropriate tab). When you find your item, note the “OCLC Number”. Also be sure to have information such as the author, edition, and publication date available.
- Create an ILLIAD account or log in if you already have an account set up.
- Click the link to fill out the form for the type of item you are looking for (Article, Statute, Book). Fill it out as completely as possible. Be sure to include the OCLC Number that you noted in step one. Click “Submit Request”.
Interlibrary Loan FAQs
Interlibrary Loan is a service of the library for law faculty, staff, students and attorneys that can be used when you need a copy of a journal article, newspaper article, conference proceedings, or when you want to borrow a book, microform, or video that is not available from one of the University of Utah libraries (check the library catalog first). The Interlibrary Loan staff will do its best to get a copy or borrow an item for you from another library outside the campus. Public patrons should contact their local public library and non-law students and staff should contact the Marriott or Eccles libraries to make interlibrary loan requests.
Document Delivery is a fee-based service for the public. (Law faculty should request materials via their designated library liaison.) Document Delivery refers to materials that are available at the University of Utah law library which library staff will retrieve and email to a member of the public upon request. Please see the Document Delivery Request Form for more information and fee schedule, then email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org to place your request.
ILLiad is the name of the program used to manage all interlibrary loan and document delivery requests.
If you are searching for books and articles for journal citechecking, or a research project, FirstSearch is a catalog that allows you to see if there are any holdings for your items at the University of Utah Libraries. If your item can’t be found at the University of Utah, you can initiate an Interlibrary Loan request directly through FirstSearch to the law library’s ILLiad system.
The Interlibrary Loan service is only available to law faculty, law students, law staff, Utah Bar members and visiting scholars who have an active circulation account with the James E. Faust Law Library. Main Campus and health sciences patrons are referred to the Marriott and Eccles Health Sciences Libraries, respectively. Members of the Utah Bar using this service are responsible for any borrowing fees imposed by lending libraries.
The ILL service is not available to members of the public. Public patrons must obtain ILL service through the library with whom they are affiliated.
Interlibrary Loan provides access to most books or microforms, photocopies of journal articles or newspaper articles, and other research materials not owned by the James E. Faust Law Library, Marriott Library or Eccles Health Sciences Library unless they are checked out, at the bindery, or declared as lost or missing from one of these University libraries.
Materials that usually cannot be obtained include:
- Entire issues or volumes of journals
- Reference or reserve books
- Rare books or valuable material such as manuscripts
If the materials you need are checked out to another patron, you have the following options:
- Contact the Information Desk and request that a hold or recall be placed on the item that you need. You will be notified within 10 days depending on how soon the item is returned.
- Consult with the Reference Desk for alternative sources (E-journal).
- Submit an ILL request.
Members of law review must create their own ILLiad accounts. Individuals are responsible for their own interlibrary loan transactions and materials.
On average, it takes approximately two weeks for the lending library to fill an ILL request depending on the location of the library and the availability of the item at the other libraries. If the library is close or if their staff is very efficient, you may get it in as little as three days. If not, it may take longer.
You are strongly encouraged to submit requests well in advance of project deadlines since some items are difficult or impossible to obtain through Interlibrary Loan. Go to the “View/Modify Outstanding Requests” page when you log into ILLiad to find out the status of your requests.
You will receive an email message notifying you of each item received and information about the delivery method.
Students and Staff: Books can be picked up at the information desk on level one. Photocopies will be delivered electronically through ILLiad for you to retrieve.
Faculty: Books will be delivered to your mailboxes and photocopies will be delivered electronically through ILLiad for you to retrieve.
Instead of receiving a paper copy of an article you request, you will receive access to an electronic version of the article online and you will not need to come to the library to retrieve it if you have access to a computer and the internet.
The loan period for item(s) borrowed through Interlibrary Loan is determined by the lending library and is usually 2-4 weeks. The item due date will be listed on the book band or book label when you receive your requested item. You can also find the due date on your “View/Renew Checked Out Items” page when you log into Illiad.
All materials borrowed through the James E. Faust Law Library’s Interlibrary Loan service must be returned directly to the James E. Faust Law Library ILL staff or the Level One service desk. They should not be returned through campus mail, other libraries, or to the library drop box. If the materials are not returned properly, you will be held responsible for any overdue fees or lost book fees.