If the Law Library or the Watzek Library on the Lewis & Clark College campus do not own the books, periodicals or documents that you need, Interlibrary Loan is a resource to consider. The Library can often locate and borrow materials through several systems.
Need an Article?
- Search the Boley Article Finder (to double check the Watzek Library's holdings, search by journal title)
- Not there? Use our online Interlibrary Loan form
Need a Book?
(or DVD, or CD, or other media)?
- Search the Lewis & Clark Catalog
- Not there? Search Summit (37 Oregon & Washington law, university and college libraries)
- click Request This Item to receive an item within three days)
- Still not there? Use our online Interlibrary Loan form
For fast results first try Summit, a cooperative project of 37 participating colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Students, faculty and staff can request materials directly through Summit using their 7 digit Lewis & Clark ID number. Items will generally be ready for pickup in 2-3 days.
Items borrowed from Summit may be kept for 60 days (except for media and other specialized items, which have 6-day checkout periods). Library patrons can track the status of their Summit requests by accessing their Summit account online. Summit does charge fifty cents per day in overdue fines.
About Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan is available to current Law Students, Law Faculty and Law Staff only. If you have questions or wish to request materials via Interlibrary Loan, please try our online form, call the Circulation Desk at (503) 768-6676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library will process your request through the OCLC WorldCat database which contains more than 100 million records for books and other library materials. The time to obtain Interlibrary Loan materials may range from three days to three weeks depending upon the lending library. Therefore, it is wise to plan ahead for this service. These requests are not part of your library patron record. All questions regarding your request should be sent to email@example.com.
Please see our Attorney Services page for more information on Interlibrary Loan Services for practitioners. See our Alumni Services page to view the Law Library materials and services available to Lewis & Clark Law School alumni.