Circulation Services: Interlibrary Loan Lending

Guidelines * Fees * Invoicing * Requesting

We are not able to provide RUSH requests. Target turnaround time is 24 hours, but requests will be handled on as received basis, with our patrons and lending partners taking precedence.

Law firms within a reasonable distance who cannot support our fees should be advised that library access is available during hours when reference staff are present. Please consult the library's access policy.

Out-of-state law firms should be advised that their local library may have materials from the University, Boston or Massachusetts in their collection.

Interlibrary Loan Fee Schedule (7/2007)

U.S. Academic Libraries not affiliated with BLC, NELLCO, or SHARES:

Books and Other Returnable's: $15 flat loan fee, plus whatever special shipping charges apply. (We ship UPS free, we would need your account inforrmation for FedEx shipping.)

Copies and Other Non-returnable's: $15 flat copy fee up to 30 pp. Copies are delivered by email or USPS.

U.S. Non-Academic Libraries:

Books and Other Returnable's: $25 flat loan fee, plus whatever special shipping charges apply. (We ship UPS free, we would need your account infromation for FedEx shipping.) Many law firms in the Boston area send couriers to pick up materials. Courier pick ups are placed on hold at the Pappas Circulation Desk located at 765 Commonwealth Avenue - 2nd floor.

Copies and Other Non-returnable's: $25 flat copy fee up to 20 pp. Additional $1/page fees above 20 pp. Copies are delivered by email, fax (upto 30 pages) or USPS. (i.e. 25 page article = $25 flat fee + $5 in per page charges = $30 invoice and article eligible to be faxed.)

Invoicing

Invoices are delivered with requested materials. We ask that payment be sent in a timely fashion.

Requesting an Interlibrary Loan

Check the library catalog for availability - Please note we can only process requests for materials with a LAW location. For ILL of materials at other campus libraries please contact them directly.

Requests should be made through your firm librarian. Sole practitioners may request materials by emailing a completed ALA Interlibrary Loan Request form to lawill@bu.edu. All required information must be submitted in order for the request to be processed.