What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is a FREE service that the Law Library provides through agreements with other libraries to expand the walls and provide access to a variety of materials that we may not have in our own collection.
ILL pulls materials first from the Law Library. If the material cannot be found here, then the search extends to the Lee Library and to other libraries after. It is rare for materials not to be available through this process. The library may purchase materials that are important to your research. Contact your library liaison about doing so.
How To Make A Request
Send an Email
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or your library liaison.
Be sure to include the title and author of the material.
— Or —
Submit a Request Online
- Sign in using your BYU NetID
- Click on “Book, Article, or Other”
- Fill in the required information
- Finally, click “Submit Request” at the bottom of the page
Set up an appointment with Melanie, who is the Circulation Librarian and ILL Specialist; she will be able to help you navigate through the ILL process and help you obtain the materials you need.
Setting Up Your Account
To set up your account, go to illiad.lib.byu.edu/ILLiad/ and sign in using your net ID and password, and then fill out your account information.
You may also set up an appointment with Melanie and she will be able to assist you in creating your account.
In most cases we are able to obtain the items you need, but occasionally some items cannot be sent physically. The ILL specialist will work with you to reach a solution. There are many other specific items that can be scanned and obtained rather than entire publications, textbooks, or print including:
- Journal Articles
- Book Chapters
- Page Requests
- Materials Cited in Footnotes
- Print Publications
- Table of Contents
- CD’s, DVD’s, etc.
Melanie Coleman—Circulation Librarian and ILL Specialist
Feel free to set up an appointment with Melanie if you have any questions about ILL.