ILL Lending Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides access to the holdings of the U.C. Hastings Law Library through interlibrary loan of original material. Rush service is NOT available. Services and fees are described below.


  • California Libraries: Loan/photocopy service is available for all libraries in California, except law firm libraries in the San Francisco bay area. Bay area law firm libraries are eligible to borrow books directly as unaffiliated borrowers.
  • Other U.S.: Loan/photocopy service is available to academic and special libraries.
  • Foreign Libraries: Loan service is not available.
  • Individuals: Loans/photocopy service is not available.

Photoduplication service is available to any institution.


  • Mail requests: Use of the standard ALA form is preferred. Please submit a separate request for each journal or monograph title with your complete address on each page. If possible, the form should be typed.
  • OCLC requests: List CUH
  • Fax requests: Use ALA form or company letterhead -- one title per each request. If possible, form or letterhead should be typed.
    Fax number: (415) 621-4859

Telephone and e-mail requests are not accepted.


Books: Will lend monographs for 7-30 days. Will not lend current or previous-year English language imprints, proceedings of the past three years, reference/reserve material, double/triple folios, or rare books.

Periodicals: Will not lend bound or unbound periodicals. Photocopy requests for specific articles are accepted.

Dissertations and theses: If second copy is available, will lend to California libraries and out of state academic libraries only.
Loan period is 14 days from receipt, library use only, copying not permitted.

Newspapers: If on microfilm, will lend for 14 days to University of California libraries only.

Microform/Other Media: Most microform available for loan for 14 days to University of California libraries only. Other media items are non-circulating.

Government Documents: Generally available for loan. Census material and congressional hearings are non-circulating.


Books, dissertations, microfilm, sent via library rate. Oversized or valuable material sent via UPS. Photocopied articles sent via First Class mail. Federal Express NOT available.


We are a reciprocal lender. (We charge libraries what they would charge us for loans or photocopies.) We do charge firm libraries (other than those with unaffiliated borrower privileges) and other for-profit organizations for loans and photocopies as described below:

$15.00 per loan

$15.00 per article: 1-25 pages
(plus 50¢ for each additional page)

Fax Delivery:
$5.00 surcharge per fax up to 10 pages. More than 10 pages will be shipped via first class mail.

Postage charges are included in the above fee schedule.


Invoice shall be sent with completed order. All payments must be in U.S. funds. Please do not send cash or wire transfer. For OCLC transactions, IFM is preferred.


Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


$0.50 per day per title. Fines will not be charged for books returned within 7 days of the due date. After seven days, fines accrue from the actual due date.


The replacement cost of the book and a $20.00 processing fee will be charged for each lost book. Any overdue fines incurred prior to the reported loss of a book will also be charged.


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 specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purposes 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 violate copyright law.

Questions about Interlibrary Loan at Hastings? Contact the ILL Department:
email: or phone: (415) 565-4765
Our fax is: (415) 621-4859