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Interlibrary Loan: Request an Article

Service Scope and Instructions

This service is available only to St. Mary's University students, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, and staff of the Law School must contact the Law Library for Interlibrary Loan services. 

If you request an item via ILL, you are responsible for any charges incurred. Allow at least 10 days for delivery.

How to Request a Article

  1. Before making a request for a journal article, check the Journals List search for a list of online journalsSearch by the title of journal, not the title of the article.
  2. Provide your contact information. 
  3. Fill in as much of the article information as you can. The more information you fill in and the more correct it is, the more likely you are to receive the article promptly.
  4. Click Send Request to send your request to the Interlibrary Loan Department.

You will receive articles by email when available.

ILL Article Request

Pay ILL Charges

Charges relating to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can be paid at the Blume Library Circulation Counter during regular library hours.

Or, you may pay online with a credit card.

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.

Libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction under certain conditions. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." The user is liable for copyright infringement if the reproduction is later used in violation of the "fair use" provision of the law.

The library reserves the right to refuse to accept an interlibrary request if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.