Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service of the Gallagher Law Library for members of the University of Washington School of Law community.

Finding Items

The Law Library, the University of Washington Libraries, and dozens of other college and universities in the Pacific Northwest have joined together to create a combined catalog.

Our reference librarians can help you search this and other catalogs and identify items useful to your research.



We provide Interlibrary Loan service for materials needed for academic purposes that are not available at the Law Library or through the combined catalog. Borrowing services are provided only for the UW School of Law community, including: 

  • UW School of Law faculty and staff
  • UW School of Law clinical staff
  • UW School of Law students
  • Gallagher Law Library staff

UW Law community members are not eligible to use the UW Libraries document delivery or interlibrary loan service.

Other University of Washington faculty, staff, and students who are not affiliated with the School of Law must use the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan service. Visitors who are not currently part of the University of Washington community should consult their local public libraries or the libraries at their place of business about interlibrary loan services.


How much does it cost? We attempt to borrow for free. If the lending library charges more than $20, we will contact the library user who placed the request to determine if she/he is willing to pay. UW Law faculty are not charged.

Delivery Time

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Request Form

Please complete and submit the online Request Form.

Questions about Interlibrary Loan at Gallagher? E-mail us.



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