InterLibrary Loan Services

Make an Interlibrary Loan Request –
Step 1:  CALICOSearch the Law Library’s catalog CALICO to see if we have the book or journal you want.


Step 2:  RUL CatalogSearch the RUL Catalog to see if they have the book or journal you want.


Step 3: ILLiadMake a request for books, articles, or other materials outside of the Rutgers system by logging on to our online ILLiad system, setting up an account, and using the easy to follow form to request the materials you want.


When using ILLiad please provide as much information as possible to better facilitate the process. Incomplete or incorrect information will result in delays or cancellation of your request.  If you need help making a request using ILLiad please come by the Reference Desk. 


Policies, Procedures and ILL Information –


Law Students & Law Faculty:  Rutgers-Newark law students and faculty may make a request for interlibrary loan (ILL) books or articles through our online ILL system, ILLiad for materials that are not available at the law library or any of the other Rutgers University Libraries (RUL).  To submit an ILL request to the law library, the law student or faculty member should complete the three steps above.


Who is eligible for the service? Current students, faculty and staff of the Rutgers-Newark School of Law can use the Law Library’s ILL service. Consult our ILL Policies and Procedures for more information on interlibrary loan.  Other Rutgers University students and faculty must use ILL services provided by RUL.


What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)? The Law Library will borrow and/or loan materials from/to libraries located across town or across the United States.


How long does it take?  You will be notified via email when your item arrives at our library.  Delivery time for books and articles varies from approximately 2 to 10 business days.  Some items can take longer.  Plan your requests accordingly – don’t wait until the last minute. 


To borrow books –
1. Consult the Law Library catalog, CALICO, to make sure the Library does not own the book in question..
2.  Consult the Rutgers University Libraries' Catalog to make sure no other Rutgers University library owns the book you want. 

  • If the RUL Catalog shows that the book you want is owned by Dana Library, please go there and check-out the book. 
  • If the RUL Catalog record shows that another Rutgers Library on another campus owns the book you want, please click on the “Book Special Request” button on the right side of the book record’s web page, enter your NetID.  DO NOT enter a bar code.  Make sure you designate Rutgers-Newark Law Library as the book pick-up location.

3.   If you are unable to locate the book you want at either the Law Library or any other RUL location, please use ILLiad to make your request.  Log on to our online ILLiad system, make an account, and use the easy to follow form. Please provide as much information as possible to better facilitate the process. Incomplete or incorrect information will result in delays or cancellation of your request.  If you need help making a request using ILLiad please come by the Reference Desk. 


To borrow journal articles –
1.  Search for the title of the journal in CALICO. If the Law Library owns the journal CALICO’s record for that journal will indicate whether the library has an electronic and/or print subscription. To find the individual article electronically, follow the link in the journal’s CALICO record.  Then, locate your article using your citation or through keyword searching. To find the article in print, use the journal’s CALICO record to determine the journal’s location in the Library.  Then use the citation information you have to locate your article and make a copy. 


2  Search the RUL Catalog to find electronic access to the article through the Rutgers University Libraries website.  If the journal article is only available in print from a library on another Rutgers campus, DO NOT use the article delivery feature in the RUL Catalog. Your request will be denied by RUL. Instead, follow the instructions in step 3.  
3.  If you are unable to locate the article at either the Law Library or any other RUL location, please use ILLiad to make your request.  If you need help making a request using ILLiad please come by the Reference Desk.  Articles are generally (but not always) delivered electronically via your ILLiad online account. 

Other Libraries

Libraries wishing to borrow books from the law library should check our Policies Page and send a request for the item in question through OCLC Worldcat Resource Sharing or ILLiad.   If your library is not an OCLC member, please submit your request using an ALA ILL form by email or fax. 

Contact Information 
Telephone: (973) 353-5677
Fax: (973) 353-1574
Email: illiad@kinoy.rutgers.edu