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This guide provides information related to interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.

Interlibrary Loan Contact Information

Questions regarding interlibrary loan can be emailed to or at 615-343-0408.


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Ashli Wells
Massey Law Library

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Sometimes you might need materials that the Vanderbilt University Law Library does not have in its collection.

You can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items from other libraries to support your learning, research, and teaching.

This service is available for all Law faculty, staff, and students to use and it is free of charge.

If you are requesting an item for a VU Law Journal, please see the information on this page.

How to Use Interlibrary Loan

Create an account
  1. You can create your interlibrary loan account here Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) accountNote: This is the link specifically dedicated to the Law Library ILL service. 

  2. Fill out the required fields. Click Submit. 


Request an item

From your ILLiad account:

  1. Log in to your Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account

  2. Under "New Request," select the item type (Article, Book, Other...).

  3. Enter in all of the required information, including the ISBN for books. Please provide as much information as possible; this will help your request be filled more quickly.  Click Submit Request.

From WorldCat:

  1. Search for an item, then click the item title.

  2. Under the availability section, click "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan".

  3. Log-in to your ILLIAD account.  Review the auto-populated information. Click Submit.

Receive and return items

  Articles & other digital items:

  1. You will receive an email with a PDF version of your requested article.

  • If the interlibrary loan staff has any questions regarding your request, they will contact you to receive verification.

  Books & other physical items:

  1. When your item arrives, the ILL staff will contact you that your book is available for pick-up.

  2. Pick up that item at the Law Circulation Desk. 

  3. Return your physical item to the Law Library Circulation Desk by the due date.