What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is library-mediated borrowing or lending of materials from or to another library.
Borrowing through the Law Library:
The Georgia State University College of Law Library provides interlibrary loan service for current students, faculty, and staff of the College of Law for materials useful in the pursuit of the educational mission of the College of Law. The library staff reserves the right to refuse a request that is too costly to fulfill. Other individuals seeking interlibrary loan service may seek service from the following institutions.
|University Library||non-law students and
|The appropriate public library branch||members of the public|
|County or Bar Association law library or firm law library||attorneys|
If a College of Law student, faculty or staff member needs materials that are not available at a library at Georgia State University or other libraries within the University System of Georgia, the request for interlibrary loan service should be made by using the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
If a book is available from another library within the University System of Georgia, the patron must acquire it through GIL Express using the Universal Catalog. Journal articles available from University System of Georgia libraries must still be requested though interlibrary loan.
The amount of time an item is lent and any renewal periods will be at the discretion of the lending library.
Textbooks sold at the Georgia State University Bookstore will not be requested. If a textbook is out of stock, interlibrary loan staff will place an interlibrary loan request.
Patrons will be responsible for any charges related to the loss of or damage to borrowed items that occurs after taking possession of them.
Lending and Duplication Services by the Law Library:
The Georgia State University College of Law Library only accepts Interlibrary Loan requests from other libraries. Requests are accepted via the OCLC interlibrary loan system, or a mailed or faxed ALA-compliant request form. When a request is faxed, please call the Law Library to alert staff that a faxed interlibrary loan request should be expected. If prior arrangements are made, local law libraries may obtain permission from the Head of Public Services for self-service, on-site interlibrary loan borrowing. (See Policy on Interlibrary Loan to Law Firms.)
At this time, no fee is charged for interlibrary loan services; however, lengthy or multiple requests may incur a necessary time delay.
Most materials will be shipped library rate. Materials will be delivered by ARCHE truck to most four-year colleges and universities in Georgia. Requests for materials to be shipped by other means may require payment by the borrowing library. Materials will not be delivered directly to the patron but will only be sent to the requesting library. The Law Library does not provide document delivery.
The turnaround time on an interlibrary loan request is dependent upon the volume of requests and staffing levels, but the Law Library strives to process all interlibrary loan requests within two business days.
The following items are not lent by the Law Library:
The Law Library is willing to make rare exceptions. Such exceptions will have special lending conditions.
Materials from the Law Library collection are loaned for a period of four weeks. Upon approval by a Law Library staff member, returnable materials may be renewed once.