Request Materials as a Member of the Public

Members of the Public

Attorneys or members of the public should obtain a UNC Borrower’s Card to check out materials from the Law Library and other University Libraries. Members of the public may also contact their local public library to request physical Law Library materials via Interlibrary Loan.

Law Firms & Law Professionals

Make a Request

Law firms & law professionals may request digital scans of physical materials held by the Law Library. Please search the UNC Libraries catalog to determine whether the resource is available at the UNC Law Library before making a request. If you need assistance in identifying Law Library resources, please contact the Reference Desk.

If you have any questions about your digital scan request, please contact Access Services Librarian Ted Bruns at

Digital Scan Requests

As part of Interlibrary Loan services to law firms and law professionals, the UNC Law Library will scan physical materials and send PDF copies in accordance with US copyright law (as noted below). Digital scan requests are sent via email, generally within three business days. To make a request, please complete the following form:

Scan Request Form for Law Firm & Professionals

Loan Periods & Fees

Law firms & law professionals may make two requests for digital scans per quarter free of charge. Additional requests per quarter will be charged $0.25 per page with a $10.00 minimum.


Invoices will be mailed at the first of each month.

Copyright Compliance

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.