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Interlibrary Loan & Scanning

What is interlibrary loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service to help you obtain articles, books, book chapters, and other research materials not owned by NYU Law School.  

What is scanning? (document delivery)

NYU Law School faculty, students, and staff may use ILLiad to request electronic delivery of a book chapter or article in print owned by the NYU Law School Library. The form is designed to allow you to easily paste in citations from databases or other sources, or fill in the information yourself.

To request a scan, please enter SCAN REQUESTED in the "Notes" field of your ILLiad request. 

  • This service is for the purposes of research or private study only. 
  • If digital or electronic access is available, the material will not be scanned.  Before submitting an ILL request, you should attempt to locate a digital or electronic copy through the NYU Law School Library catalog and Bobst's catalog. You can also contact the Reference Desk for assistance on whether digital or electronic access is available. 
  • Scans are limited to one (1) chapter in a book or ten percent (10%) of a book or other publication (whichever is less) or one (1) article from a journal issue.  For this calculation, multiple requests for scans from the same book will be aggregated. 
  • We are unable to scan casebooks, textbooks or study aids. 
  • The turnaround time for scans is approximately 3-4 working days.   

The ILL Department also reserves the right to reject excessive scanning requests and any request which may constitute a violation of copyright. 


ILL Basics

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service for faculty, students, and staff of NYU Law School.   Non-NYU Law School faculty, students, and staff should use Bobst Library's ILL services or the ILL services offered by their local public library.  

ILLiad is the portal used by NYU Law School to process all ILL requests. ILLiad allows you to place and track ILL requests, check due dates, renew items, and view your ILL borrowing history.

Creating an Account:  Before submitting an ILL request, you must set up your ILLiad account.  Please complete a one-time registration form and create a username and password. 

Each item must be requested online through NYU Law School Library's ILLiad page.

The Interlibrary Loan Department's e-mail is


Copyright Notice

Important Copyright Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.