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Law Student's Guide to the Law Library

This guide will help you navigate the resources and services available through the Law Library.

Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

Sometimes you will need a book that is not owned by the Law Library or University of Minnesota library system. In that case, you are encouraged to use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service! Note: It may take as long as a few days to several weeks for ILL materials to arrive. You will receive an email message once the item arrives.

To place an interlibrary loan request, please contact the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan Librarian at:

​​​​​​​Please indicate the following in your message:

  • Whether your request is for a loan or a copy/scan.
  • For books please include:
    • Author, title, (edition &/or year of publication)
    • If you only need a copy of a specific chapter(s) or sections of a book include: chapter, section and/or page numbers as appropriate.
  • For journals/newsletter periodical articles please include:
    • journal title, volume & issue number, year of publication
    • article title & author, and page number(s).
  • For newspaper articles include:
    • newspaper title, date, article title and author/byline, section and page number(s)

If you need help finding any of the above information, contact a reference librarian.

If you have any questions consult the ILL FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Interlibrary Loans or contact David Zopfi-Jordan at


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