|Placing an Interlibrary Loan Request (Northwestern Community)
- First time users of the new system must create an account. You will be directed to login with your Northwestern netID.
- Logon to your ILL account to make requests, check the status of your requests, or renew ILL materials.
- Before submitting a request, check NUcat to see if the item is available in a Northwestern Library.
- Provide as much information about the requested material as possible and verify your citation in WorldCAT (books and dissertations) or an article database such as LegalTrac, LexisNexis,or Westlaw.
- Promptly retrieve delivered material, as articles and books will only be accessible 2 weeks after being delivered.
- Journal members should read through source and cite guidelines before placing requests.
Interlibrary Lending Service to Other Institutions
How to Submit Requests
- Use OCLC - Symbol INL.
- Send e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
- We do not accept telephone requests.
- While we generally fulfill all interlibrary loan requests in a timely manner, rush interlibrary lending service is not offered at this time.
Loan Period and Renewals
- Loans are delivered via USPS, CLAS, or borrower-dispatched messenger service.
- Copies are sent via Odyssey or email.
- Most materials are loaned for a period of 12 weeks. Renewals are often granted for an additional 4 weeks upon request.
- Northwestern Law is a member of CIC, Illinet, SHARES, OCLC and ARL.
- For questions about Northwestern Law's ILL policy, please email email@example.com.
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.