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Submit an InterLibrary Loan Request

Service for obtaining a PDF of an article, book chapter or page range not owned by the library. Requests for book loans is unavailable at this time.

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Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy for Vermont Law School Library Users

Materials not available at the Library may be requested from other libraries and publisher vendors through interlibrary loan (ILL).

The Library follows federal copyright law Title 17 of United States Code.

Who is Eligible to Borrow:

The Access Services Department will accept interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing requests from current Vermont Law School (VLS) students, faculty and staff.

VLS off-campus users are eligible to submit article and book chapter requests. Loan requests are generally ordered through their local library or other institution.

VLS alumni and members of the public should submit their borrowing requests through their local public library or other institution.

Submitting and Receiving ILL Requests:

All borrowing requests should be submitted through ILLiad our web-based ILL software.

To complete a one-time registration. Go to and select New User Registration.

After logging into ILLiad, submit a separate ILLiad request for each source.

Plan ahead. Journal articles generally take 3-4 days to receive, and books may take a week or longer. You will be notified by e-mail when your material arrives, or sent a link to the document if found online.

Generally, articles and book chapters will be sent electronically as a PDF to your ILLiad account. These are available for and available for 30 days. These documents are for you (the borrower) to keep and the borrower is responsible for “fair use” (private study, scholarship and research) of the reproduced material. Be sure to download and save your documents before the 30-day window has ended.

Print documents and physical books are retrieved at Library’s Information Desk. It is the borrower’s responsibility to collect the material and return it to the Information Desk by the date due.


There is no limit on number of requests, please use sound judgment when requesting a large amount, as every request incurs a cost to the library.

The Library is unable to borrow textbooks, casebooks and other sources needed for class.

The Library does not charge for borrowing loans or articles. We do reserve the right to review the cost of purchased articles, chapters or loans and deny any transaction and/or suggest alternative sources.

Other Important Information:

For physical books, submit renewal requests through ILLiad. Not all lenders offer renewals, and occasionally borrowing restrictions are specified. Borrowers are expected to honor these conditions and to make a renewal request before the loan return date. Please help us maintain excellent relationships with our lending libraries by returning all loans on time.

The request could result in an unfilled status due to inability to find an available lender.

Borrowers are subject to charges for lost, damaged or unreturned materials.

Borrowing requests found in our library collection will be processed as a Document Delivery request. To request an item that is in the VLS library collection, complete the online form.


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