The D'Angelo Law Library offers many different ways to find the sources you need. If you are not sure whether you need to place an interlibrary loan request, consult our Find a Journal Article and Find a Book flowcharts to determine the most efficient way to access the material.
Borrowing from Law Libraries in Chicago
The D'Angelo Law Library has special arrangements with the other local law school libraries in Chicago, and we can usually get a book or article from one of these libraries in one to three business days.
If you are looking for a title, and WorldCat indicates that the law library at DePaul, Chicago-Kent, John Marshall, Loyola, or Northwestern owns the book, please contact a D'Angelo Law Library reference librarian to place your request.
We are able to provide this service only to faculty, staff, and students of the Law School.
Borrow Direct & UBorrow
The University of Chicago Library is a member of two consortia--Borrow Direct and UBorrow--that allow UofC users to search for and request books directly from the major research libraries of the Ivy League and Big 10 universities, MIT, and the Center for Research Libraries, with combined collections of more than 100 million volumes. The loan period for both services is 12 weeks, and the books should arrive within 4-5 days. To request items that are currently unavailable from the University of Chicago Library or are not owned by the Library, search Borrow Direct for the Ivy League universities plus MIT or UBorrow for the Big 10 universities.
If a book is not available via Borrow Direct or UBorrow, you should search WorldCat to see what libraries worldwide own the title. Once you locate the book in WorldCat, you may request it by clicking on the FindIt! button and filling out an online interlibrary loan request form. You may also go to the main Interlibrary Loan page to make requests for books or articles, to renew a book that you are still using, or to check the status of a request.
Lending to Law Firm Libraries
Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) member libraries should contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at Joseph Regenstein Library to request items held at the D'Angelo Law Library. OCLC requests directed to either CGU or KEH (our CALL Union List symbol) will be fulfilled by Interlibrary Loan.
The D'Angelo Law Library occasionally handles interlibrary loan requests from Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) member institutions. Inquiries may be directed to lawILL@lib.uchicago.edu or to D'Angelo Law Reference at (773) 702-9631. The requestor will be notified within two business days as to whether the item will be lent. The loan period is 30 days.
Lending requests will not be granted to individuals. Interlibrary loan services are only available to other libraries.