When the pandemic struck, the vast majority of libraries curtailed the lending of, or scanning from, print material.
While more and more libraries are beginnig to again accept these types of loan requests, the ability to get print material (or scans from a printed source) via ILL is still far from what it was before Covid-19 (And, even when a library is willing to loan material, the time it takes to process those requests has expanded.).
Note: If a needed source is available on an electronic database, there is a greater chance that it can be gotten through ILL (since these can be filled remotely).
The process by which the Mendik Library borrows materials from other libraries is known as Inter-Library-Loan (ILL).
There are two types of ILL:
Please note the three related basic rules regarding Law Review related ILL:
Any time the Law Review wishes to get something via ILL, that request must be e-mailed by the Managing Editor, Associate Managing Editor or designated representative to Michael McCarthy, Head of Reference Services & Professor of Legal Research (email@example.com ): No other Member has the authority to borrow items via ILL in the Law Review’s name.
Any NYLS student has the right to request items through ILL.
A new ILL form is being worked on. Once ready, it will be able to be linked to from here.