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Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system to obtain items NOT available at the Law Library or other libraries on campus.

  • If you are unsure whether we own an item please consult the Reference Desk or speak with a Reference Librarian.
  • Consult our Interlibrary Loan for Cite Checkers PDF Document opens in new window handout for more information on how to find books/articles and when to use Interlibrary Loan.

Logging in and Using the on-line ILL system

Your login is based on a combination of your journal name and article name. Both your login and password are the same. Consult your article editor to obtain your password. Passwords and login names are case-sensitive.

Login to:

  • Submit a new request
  • Monitor your outstanding requests
  • Retrieve electronically delivered articles and book chapters.

Books are delivered directly to the article carrel.  

Please check your email regularly. We may need to contact you with questions related to your ILL request. Failure to answer these emails will result in a delay in obtaining your materials.

For more information on using the on-line ILL system, view our tutorial here.

Document Delivery

Our staff will scan articles and book chapters for you. Simply use Request Item in our catalog and add your citation information in the request form "Notes" box. Be sure to include:

Article Title, Author and page numbers (start and end pages) for each article you would like scanned.

Chapter Title, Author and page numbers (start and end pages) for each book chapter or portion of a book you would like scanned.

CONTACT THE ILL Staff

Many people work behind the scenes to acquire items for you through ILL. For questions related to your ILL account or pending ILL requests, please contact Kathy Nilsen, Document Delivery Manager at lawlibill@umich.edu or call 734-763-7940.

For questions related to scanning requests, email lawlibrequest@umich.edu.

Law Library Catalog

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Run a Search in the UMich Law Library Catalog.   Log in to your Journal Article's Library Account and request the item online.  

Circulation Staff will find it in the law library, deliver it to your carrel, hold it for you at the Circulation Desk, or scan a portion of an item and email it to you.

Get help any time from the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk.

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