Borrowing & Interlibrary Loan

The process of borrowing materials from the Law Library depends on affiliation to the Law School or the University. Faculty, students, and staff of the Law School also may use the Law Library's services to borrow materials from other libraries.


Borrowing from Jacob Burns Law Library:

With regard to circulating materials in the Law Library's collection, members of the GW Law community have borrowing privileges as defined by their affiliation to the Law School or the University. The Law Library's circulation policies indicate who may borrow materials and for how long. These policies are listed in the Jacob Burns Law Library Guide.

Persons not affiliated with the Law School or the University should use the appropriate interlibrary loan method.

  • Academic institutions and Government entities must use the OCLC system.
  • All other entities or persons must use Burns Dispatch Document Delivery Service. Burns Dispatch is a non-profit, fee-based, document delivery service providing reproduction and circulation services for materials in the Law Library's collection.

Borrowing from Other Libraries:

When faculty, students, and staff of the Law School identify a research need for materials not held by the Law Library (or other campus libraries), they may use the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan service to borrow the materials or obtain copies from another library.


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