Interlibrary Loan Services

Borrowing for BU Law Community Members

If the item is not owned at BU, request the item using WorldCat Discovery. We will borrow the item from a non-BU library for you. We will notify you when the item is ready to be picked up.

If you are a journal member requesting an item for a tech check, please identify the request as journal-related in the status field on your WorldCat Discovery request.

If you are a faculty research assistant, please identify the request as faculty research in the status field on your WorldCat Discovery request.

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at lawlibraries@bu-law.libanswers.com.

Lending/Copying Services for Other Libraries

The Boston University Law Library (OCLC:BOP) lends and scans materials without charge to other BLC and NELLCO libraries. The library is also a member of SHARES. Academic libraries who are not affiliated with BLC, NELLCO, or SHARES should check our fee schedule. Libraries may request items through WorldShare ILL or email us a completed ALA form at lawill@bu.edu.

We also lend items in our circulating collections to non-academic libraries. In addition, we will scan articles or chapters from our non-circulating collections. Please check our guidelines and fee schedule.