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Interlibrary Loan for Northwestern Law Students, Faculty, and Staff

Note for Journal Source & Cite - do NOT use this form. Please see the Law Journals' Guide to Source & Cite for instructions on how to submit scan & ILL requests via email.

Log in to ILLIAD

  • First time users of the new system must create an account. You will be directed to login with your Northwestern netID.
  • Registered users can log in to your ILL account to make requests, check the status of your requests, or renew ILL materials.

Requesting Items via ILL

  • Before submitting a request, check NUsearch to see if the item is available in a Northwestern Library. Note: we do not process ILL requests for course textbooks.
  • 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.


Interlibrary Lending Service to Other Institutions

How to Submit Requests

  • Use OCLC - Symbol INL.
  • Send e-mail -
  • 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.


  • Loans are delivered via USPS or borrower-dispatched messenger service.
  • Copies are sent via Odyssey, Article Exchange, or email.

Loan Period and Renewals

  • Most materials are loaned for a period of 12 weeks. A maximum of two renewals may be granted for an additional 4 weeks upon request.

Contact Info

  • Northwestern Law is a member of CIC, Illinet, SHARES, OCLC and ARL.
  • For questions about Northwestern Law's ILL policy, please email

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.