How to make an ILL Request:
Check the UC Hastings Law Library Catalog to make sure Hastings does not own the material you want. The catalog contains records for print books and journals and direct electronic access to to our subscription e-journals.
Current UC Hastings students, faculty, and staff can submit online interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for books through WorldCat. To use WorldCat, you'll need to follow the steps below:
Current UC Hastings students, faculty, and staff can submit online interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for journal articles and materials not found on WorldCat through the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
We provide materials that are needed for academic purposes and that are not available at the UC Hastings Law Library. Interlibrary Loan services are provided only for UC Hastings faculty, journals, law students, law school staff, and law library staff.
Books, theses, dissertations, and some materials produced in microform may be borrowed. Photocopies of non-circulating materials, primarily periodical articles, may be requested in accordance with US copyright law. Items missing from the UC Hastings Law Library may also be borrowed.
Materials NOT Offered:
Unfortunately, we are unable to obtain the following materials: books owned by this library and temporarily in use; periodical volumes; newspaper articles; materials intended for reserve; bulky or fragile items; audio tapes, video tapes, and compact discs; reference books; and rare or valuable materials such as manuscripts.
How much does it cost?
We attempt to borrow for free. If the lender charges more than $15, we pass that cost on to the borrower. You will be notified before the order is placed if a cost is involved.
How long does it take to receive materials?
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. When requesting materials, please be aware that the time taken for materials to arrive depends upon the difficulty of the request, how the proximity of the lending library to Hastings, and how much time lending libraries take to fill the request.
When materials arrive, students receive a memo in their SIC folders. Materials will be held for seven days behind the Circulation Desk in the Library. If they are not picked up within this time-frame they will be returned to the lending library. Photocopies of journal articles will be delivered directly to SIC folders.
The lending library may impose special conditions on use, such as library use only, non-renewable, or user's signature required. Conditions are noted on the UC Hastings ILL band attached to the book. When you accept the loan, you are obliged to honor these conditions.
The loan period and renewal options are determined by the lending library. The loan period is usually 2 to 4 weeks. Photocopies may be kept by the requestor. If you would like to request a renewal, call or email at least one week before the due date, as renewals may take a few days to process. Students will be notified of renewal status via a memo dropped in their SIC folder.
All materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the UC Hastings Law Library Circulation Desk. Late return of materials jeopardizes the ability of UC Hastings Law Library to borrow from libraries in the future.
Loss or Damage:
You, the borrower, are financially responsible for any damage to or loss of interlibrary loan materials, from the time you pick them up until you return them to the UC Hastings Law Library. Should any damage occur, report it to Hastings Interlibrary Loan Department. Do not attempt to repair the damage yourself.
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 UC Hastings? Contact the ILL Department:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (415) 565-4765.