Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies

The following are the Law Library's policies regarding loaning our material to other libraries.

Items available for loan
free of charge:
  • Books
  • Government documents
Items available for photocopying  (charges may apply):
  • Journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Reference materials
Items not loaned:

  • Computer software
  • Audio/video materials
  • Reference materials
  • Loose-leaf materials

Loan Periods and renewals:

  • Most materials are loaned for a period of 4 weeks.  Renewals should be requested a week before the due date.

To submit requests:

  • OCLC symbol: ILY
  • phone: 815-753-2021
  • fax: 815-753-9499
  • mail: NIU Law Library, Interlibrary Loan, DeKalb, Il 60115

Charges (to libraries, and to non-NIU requestors not affiliated with a library):

  • Book loans - free
  • Photocopies:
    • MALLCO, CLAS affiliates - free
    • Illinet libraries:
      • 20 or fewer pages - free
      • 21 or more pages: $ .50/page
    • All other libraries - $5.00 per mailing packet + $ .50/page
    • Non-libraries - $5.00 per mailing packet + $ .75/page
  • Fax:
    • MALLCO, CLAS affiliates - free
    • All other libraries - $5.00 per request + $1.00/page
    • Non-libraries - $5.00 per request + $1.25/page

Shipping:

  • Loans are sent by USPS or ILDS.  UPS is available upon request at the borrower's expense.  Please include your UPS Account number and contact telephone number on the request form.
  • Photocopies are shipped via USPS or fax upon request.

Contact Information:

  • For questions regarding interlibrary loan, please call Sharon Nelson at 815-753-2021 or email lawlib@niu.edu