Storage Collections


ALERT: Electronic Access and Suggest a Purchase

It is possible that the Library has access to an electronic version of the material you need.

The Library has created an online guide to expanded and upgraded online content. The HathiTrust collaborative collection of digitized books has also released additional online book content to UChicago users through the Emergency Temporary Access Program.

If you cannot locate an electronic version and urgently need the full text, please submit a purchase request and write “needed during closure” in the Additional Comments section.

Faculty members, if this purchase is needed for teaching during Summer 2020, please follow the instructions at Course Reserve Setup and submit your requests via Canvas.


ALERT: Interlibrary Loan Articles and Book Chapter Requests Accepted

Interlibrary Loan requests for articles and book chapters are being accepted, but there may be delays and/or limitations on what is available. Content published electronically is more likely to be obtained than scans from physical materials.

We are not currently able to borrow physical materials or complete ebooks.

To request a book from D'Angelo Law Library Storage, click on the Request from DLL Storage link in the Library Catalog record for the item and login to your My Library Account.

If you can’t find the item record you’re looking for you may visit the D'Angelo Law Library circulation desk during regular business hours, email us at, or contact us using the Ask a Law Librarian form.

D'Angelo Law Library Storage Collections

The D'Angelo Law Library maintains several storage collections. Law materials shelved in storage include: pre-1978 law treatises, state session laws, and official reports; faculty and alumni publications; some foreign law materials; and rare books. Items located in a storage collection will have one of the following collection locations in the library's online catalog:

  • D'Angelo Law, North Annex Collection
  • D'Angelo Law, South Annex Collection
  • D'Angelo Law, Alumni Collection
  • D'Angelo Law, Chicago Collection
  • D'Angelo Law, Rare Book Room

How do I obtain materials from a D'Angelo Law Library storage collection?

D'Angelo Law's storage collections are in closed stacks accessible only to D'Angelo Law Library staff. Patrons who wish to consult materials in the storage collections may request the desired items from storage using the D’Angelo Law Library paging request form. D’Angelo Law Library pages from storage collections daily Monday through Friday. Paging requests may be submitted during evenings and weekends but will not be handled until the next business day. Requests are made as follows:

  • A patron may look up an item in the Library Catalog, click on the Request from DLL Storage, and login to their library account.
  • Law faculty may also request storage collections material through FacultyWeb.
  • Patrons may submit as many paging requests as they need, one item per request.
  • If you can’t find the item record you’re looking for in the Library Catalog, you may contact us using this form, visit the D'Angelo Law Library circulation desk during regular business hours, or email

When will an item paged from the D'Angelo Law Library storage collections be available?

  • Patrons will receive an email within 24 hours of submission of their paging request, notifying them either that the material is being held for them at Law Circulation or that the item could not be located.
  • If the item could not be located, a search for it will be initiated. The patron will be notified by email if the item is found.

Do materials in D'Angelo Law Library storage collections circulate outside of the library?

  • Most materials located in the D'Angelo Law Library storage collections circulate upon patron request.
  • Primary law materials, such as state legislative materials, only circulate to faculty and to law students' assigned carrels. Other patrons may page building use only items for use in the library.
  • Items in the D'Angelo Law Rare Book Rooms do not circulate.