Interlibrary loan and document delivery services are provided to all W&M Law faculty – permanent, visiting and adjunct – as well as law school staff members. Items that can be borrowed include books, microforms, documentaries on video or DVD, dissertations, and government documents. Digital or print copies of journal articles or selections from printed or microform publications can also be provided.
Faculty and staff members can submit requests using an online request form, by email to [[ramazz]], by phone, or by written request. Faculty may also ask RAs or reference librarians to submit requests on their behalf. Provide as much information as possible – title, author, edition, volume number – in order to ensure the correct item is requested.
When an item arrives, it will be placed in the faculty member’s box, or the RA will be notified. Staff members will be contacted by email and should pick materials up outside the ILL office. If the request is for a photocopy, it will be sent electronically.
The copyright law of the United States governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted materials. Before requesting an ILL, faculty and staff should read and understand these copyright restrictions.
Swem Library Materials
Faculty members can request pickup of materials housed at Swem Library through the interlibrary loan office. Photocopies from Swem resources can also be requested.
Digital Document Delivery
Our library stores scanned copies of every photocopy requested through interlibrary loan. All scanned copies are saved for one semester, after which the scanned material is deleted. If a request is filled by electronic means, we do not create a print copy of the material, but rather send the item directly to the patron in electronic form. If a copy arrives by mail or fax, the material is scanned to create an electronic copy.
Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Supervisor
Room 111A, Law Library