Request Materials as a Student

Borrowing Materials from Other Campus Libraries

The Law Library participates in the UNC libraries’ campus delivery service, providing books and articles from campus libraries to UNC Law students. To obtain materials that are available in campus libraries, including the Law Library, find the item in the UNC library catalog and select the “Request” link. Logon to ILLiad with your Onyen and password and submit the request for the materials you need. (Note: Before making your first request in ILLiad, you will need to logon and complete a brief registration form.)

Recalling Titles

If a book is checked out, a patron may recall it using the campus delivery service in the online catalog. From the online catalog, click the Request button next to the item you would like to receive. Log into your account and select recall UNC copy. A hold will be placed in your name, and you will be notified when the item is returned.

Campus Delivery FAQ

What materials are not available through the campus delivery system?

Reserve materials, reference books, audio-visual and DVD materials, and any titles with a status of “Library Use Only” are generally not available through campus delivery.

How long will it take to get campus delivery items?

You should receive these items within two or three business days. You will be notified by email once the items arrive at the Law Library Circulation Desk. Materials will be checked out on your library account using your UNC OneCard.

How long can I keep items from campus libraries?

The owning library determines the loan period for each item. Check your library account online for due dates or ask at the circulation desk.

Request Books & Articles

Items not available on this campus may be requested through the Law Library Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The libraries use an automated system, ILLiad, to handle both campus and ILL requests.

  1. Create an account in ILLiad (first-time users only)
  2. Login to ILLiad and make an Interlibrary Loan request

Interlibrary Loan FAQ

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is a service that helps UNC School of Law students, faculty, and staff obtain materials unavailable in UNC campus libraries. This includes items that the libraries do not own, as well as items that are currently checked out, lost, or missing from the libraries’ collections.

What can I request through Interlibrary Loan?

We will attempt to obtain any type of library material. However, audio-visual materials, whole journal volumes, genealogical sources, unpublished manuscripts, newspapers, and materials that are rare, fragile, or in high demand are often hard to get.

How long will it take for my materials to arrive?

If the requested materials are available from a TRLN library (Duke, NCCU, or NCSU), then they should arrive at the Law Library within two or four business days. Otherwise, it could take anywhere from five days to two weeks or more to receive the materials. If you have questions about a request you submitted, contact Interlibrary Loan staff directly to check on the status of your request.

How will I know when my Interlibrary Loan materials arrive?

You will be notified by email to the address you provided when you registered in ILLiad.

Where do I pick up my materials?

Books and other print materials must be picked up at the Law Library Circulation Desk. Notify the desk staff that you need to pickup an Interlibrary Loan item. Interlibrary Loan items are not checked out on your OneCard but are tracked through ILLiad. Articles are delivered electronically and can be accessed through your ILLiad account.

How long can I keep Interlibrary Loan materials?

The loan period is set by the lending library and generally ranges from three to eight weeks. Due dates are printed on the band around the front cover of the book. You may also check an item’s due date on ILLiad by logging on to your ILLiad account. This date may change based on renewals or recalls.

How do I renew Interlibrary Loan requests?

Interlibrary loan staff will attempt one renewal on your behalf; a new due date will display in ILLiad. The lending library sets the loan period and some libraries do not allow renewals.

I received an email notifying me that my Interlibrary Loan request is due back immediately, but I still need the book. What do I do?

When an item is recalled or if a renewal request was denied by the lending library, you will receive an email notifying you that the item is due back immediately. We must return the item to the lending library, or we risk losing borrowing privileges. If you still need the item, submit another request for the item and return the item you have. We will work to quickly obtain another copy of the item so that you may continue to use the materials.

How much will Interlibrary Loan cost me?

Most libraries do not charge for lending materials, while the fee for photocopies is set by each library. If a library charges a fee, including fines for overdue or lost materials, the patron is responsible for these charges. (Student law journals are exempt from the standard ILL fees but will be billed for overdue or lost book fines.)