Georgia State University College of Law Library provides interlibrary lending services to law firms. Law firms may request materials via the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service or, if the firm's librarian has applied for and established ILL privileges, by merely visiting the library and requesting the materials in person.
Obtaining ILL Borrowing Privileges
If a law firm’s library does not subscribe to OCLC, a librarian at that law firm must apply to the Law Library for ILL privileges. Contact us for an application form.
Submitting an ILL Request
Once a law firm has been approved as an ILL borrower from the Law Library, the firm’s librarian or their agent may request materials. If anyone other than the firm's librarian is requesting materials, that person's name will be entered into the firm's borrowing record for tracking purposes.
The loan period is 21 days. Items may be renewed once for an additional 21 days. Law firms may renew books by telephone if both of the following conditions are met:
1. the law firm's account is in good standing, and
2. the book has not previously been renewed (i.e., only one renewal per book allowed).
If an item is not returned by the due date, the Law Library will charge a fee of $0.25 per day until the item is returned.
The following items may not be removed from the Law Library:
Suspension of ILL Borrowing Privileges
A law firm will lose borrowing privileges in any of the following situations:
To reinstate borrowing privileges, the law firm must:
Alternative to ILL
If an attorney who wishes to borrow an item from the Law Library is an alumna/us of Georgia State Univerisity (regardless of course of study there) and makes a minimum $50 donation to the GSU Foundation, he or she is entitled to a borrowing card during the fiscal year in which the donation is made. The borrowing card must be requested at the time of the donation, and can be used at any GSU library. For more information, call 404-413-9026 or see the policy on GSU Law Library alumni borrowing.