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 can request items through WorldShare ILL.

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.