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Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available in Temple Law Library or Temple's Paley Library may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Students are asked to search and use other Temple libraries before making requests.

Who may use interlibrary loan?
Currently enrolled law students, law faculty and staff may use interlibrary loan.

What materials can be obtained?
Books, copies of journal articles, government documents and other materials can be borrowed. Requests for rare books, reserve or reference books, bound law reviews, looseleafs or multivolume sets may be refused. Microform material can be borrowed for copying.

Will it cost?
There is no cost involved in requesting interlibrary loan articles.

How long does it take?
It can take 1-6 weeks. The student will be informed by email when the item is received.

Journal articles and book chapters generally arrive within 5-7 working days. You will receive a PDF of the article through your
Temple email account. Books generally take about the same time but this depends on its availability from our consortial partners.

What is the loan period?
The lending library determines the loan period, which can be a week to a month. The borrower is responsible to the lending library for overdue fines and must abide by its rules and policies.

How do I make an interlibrary loan request?
Student must fill out an interlibrary loan form.

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at 215 204-6290 if there are any further questions.