Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan

Books & Copies

The Circulation Supervisor, Kelly Johnson (x3-8879) provides document delivery services to law faculty.  Terri Geiger provides services when Kelly is unavailable.

Most article/chapter requests are filled electronically by sending you PDFs or links to reliable sources.  Your administrative assistant can assist with printing PDFs received from the library.

Books and articles from the Law, Mugar, and Theology libraries are usually delivered within one business day.  Materials retrieved from the Science and Engineering, Educational Resources, and the Pardee Management libraries are usually delivered within two business days.

Rush Requests

Please call the Circulation Supervisor (x3-8879) or the reference desk staff (x3-8411) for rush requests.

Course Materials

FedEx Office can make multiple copies of course materials that cannot be posted to your Blackboard Learn site.  The library can provide faculty with one clean scan of articles, cases, etc., to send to FedEx Office.  Your program coordinator or Martha Totten (x8-5374) can provide information on requesting copies via FedEx Office.

Faculty members are responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright permission(s).  Jenny Carron or your program coordinator can assist you with this process.

Your administrative assistant or a research assistant can scan non-library materials or extensive scans of library materials.  Scanners are located on the Mezzanine, behind the Fineman circulation desk and near on the third floor near the MyPrint help desk.


On request, the library will route periodicals, looseleaf highlights that are not available electronically, and newsletters to faculty members as soon as the library has processed them.  Routed materials generally come from the non-circulating collection and are checked out for two weeks.  Materials routed to more than one faculty member are especially sensitive to routing delays.  Please contact Terri (x3-8881) or Kelly (x3-8879) to be placed on print routing lists.

Many current titles are available electronically on Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law or other electronic databases. One of the Reference librarians would be happy to assist you in locating and linking to these resources.

Films for Classroom Use

The library owns a small collection of films for classroom use.  These films may be found in the library catalog.  The B.U. Krasker Film/Video collection consists of over 18,500 film and video titles for classroom use in current University classes.  Krasker’s catalog can be searched here.  Please contact the Circulation Supervisor (x3-8879) for assistance in obtaining movies held here or elsewhere for classroom use.  Law audiovisual support for showing films may be obtained by contacting Law A/V (x3-3162).