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Law Library Services: ILL

Boley Law Library Services


Books and media that are not available at Lewis & Clark College libraries, including checked-out and missing items, may be borrowed via Summit. This consortium of 39 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, provides materials to current students, staff and faculty.

You can request items from Summit in Primo, the library's online catalog. Requested items typically arrive within three business days.

Current students, staff, and faculty may also borrow and return items in person at any Summit location. Be sure to bring your Lewis & Clark ID card.  

Interlibrary Loan

Articles and books not available through Summit may be available via InterLibrary Loan. L&C Law students and faculty may use this form to make ILL requests. ILL requests are only available to current members of the Lewis and Clark Law School community and Attorney Services clients.

Do you have a question about our ILL policies? Check out our ILL Questions.

Are you cite checking for law review? Check out our Cite Checker’s Guide.

See our Alumni Services page to view the Law Library materials and services available to Lewis & Clark Law School alumni.

ILL Request Form

Need to Order a Book?

Step 1: Search for the book you need in the Law Library's catalog. For instructions in how to search, view Watzek Library's short video.

  • If the book is available at the Boley Law Library, take it off the shelf and check it out at the Library Desk;
  • If the book is only available at the Watzek Library, visit Watzek to check it out, or use the Request button and select delivery to Boley Law Library for next day delivery to our hold shelf;
  • If the book is only available at another Summit library, click the Request via Summit button, and select delivery to Boley Law Library. View Watzek Library's video tutorial here. Remember to start your search from Boley Library's home page instead of Watzek's.

Step 2: If the book isn't available from Lewis and Clark libraries or Summit libraries, make an Interlibrary Loan request via the ILL form or a WorldCat request.

Need an Article?

Step 1: Search for the article you need in our catalog. For help in how to search, view Watzek's video. Remember to start your search from Boley Library's home page instead of Watzek's.

Step 2: Search for the article in a specialized article database.

Step 3: Can't find what you're looking for? Make a request via ILL. 



FAQ about Interlibrary Loan


Who can use Boley ILL?

Boley ILL services are available to students, faculty and staff currently affiliated with the law school. For services available to members of the Oregon legal community, please see our Attorney Services page. Those affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences or the Graduate School should contact the Watzek Library.

What materials are available through ILL? Can I borrow videos, microforms, and CDs?

We will attempt to get what you request. However, many libraries will only lend printed material. See Realistic Expectations for items we may not be able to order.

Is ILL free?

Yes, for current students, staff and faculty. All costs associated with ILL borrowing are covered by the law school.

What is the difference between ILL and Summit?

  • Your LC ID allows you to borrow books from Summit consortium libraries (primarily Oregon and Washington college and university libraries) directly from our Primo Catalog.  
  • If you need 1) an article or 2) a book that doesn’t appear in Summit, fill out this ILL form.

How do I request an item?

Summit materials can be requested directly from the Boley catalog by selecting “Find & Request” and then “Request via Summit.” If it’s an article or an item that’s not available via Summit, use this ILL form.

How much information do I need to include about the item I request?

Complete citations are very helpful. Book requests should include the title, author and publication date. Article requests should include title, author, volume and issue number (if available), page number(s) and date. If you do not have a complete citation, please ask a reference librarian for help.

How long will it take for an item to arrive?

Summit books take 3-5 business days to arrive. ILL requests vary.

How will I be notified when an item arrives?

You will receive a notice via email when the item is received. ILL articles are scanned and sent to you via email.

How long can I keep materials?

Summit books can be borrowed for 6 weeks, ILL books vary by the lending library's rules.

Can I renew materials?

Summit books can not be renewed. ILL material may be renewable if the lending library allows it.

What happens if I keep materials past the due date?

For ILL requests, the lending institution’s overdue policies apply and you will be responsible for all fines. Summit loans are fined at $.50/day.

Can I request an item from Watzek Library?

Yes. Use the “Request” button in the Primo catalog and select Boley Law Library for delivery. These items are usually delivered the following business day. You can also visit Watzek and check out books and other resources directly.

Can I visit another library to check out materials myself?

Yes. Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit any Summit library to borrow materials on-site. Bring your current L&C ID card if you plan to borrow something. Call ahead to make sure the item you need can be checked out. A list of Summit libraries, complete with a map and contact information, can be found here.


Research Help

We're here to help. Contact a research librarian for help with an assignment, project, or resource. 

Mon-Fri, 11am

Reference Hours


Notice warning concerning copyright restrictions

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

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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.