Interlibrary Loan

Other Libraries

The Goodson Law Library provides lending and photocopying services to other libraries including academic, government, law firm and public libraries. We accept lending and photocopy requests from other libraries through OCLC and email. Our OCLC symbol is NDL. E-mail requests may be sent to using the ALA Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Circulating items from our collection may be borrowed for 90 days (3 months) with no renewals by libraries in the US and Canada. Please note that some items in our online catalog do not circulate; this includes Reference and Reserve collection materials, primary legal sources (such as case reporters, codes, session laws), bound periodicals, rare books, microforms, looseleaf materials, audio-visual materials, and any other items marked in the catalog as "Library Use Only".

We will make photocopies/scans from items in our collection for any library in the world, subject to the requirements of copyright law. Please email us if you have specific questions about copying an item in our collections.

Charges for Copy Requests
  • Up to 75 pages: $20 US dollars, payable via IFM, IFLA voucher, or check
  • 76-100 pages: $30 US dollars, payable via IFM, IFLA voucher, or check
Shipping Policies


We ship items within the US via first class US Postal Service mail. For rush shipping, please provide us with your FedEx or UPS account number.


Loans to Canada are sent via International FedEx at the International Economy rate (approximately 2-3 days shipping).


We do not ship outside of the US or Canada. International libraries may contact us by email at if we can provide a copy or scan in lieu of shipping an item.

Non-Duke Patrons


If you are an individual who is not a member of the Duke Law School community (faculty, staff, student, or visiting scholar) and wish to obtain Duke material through Interlibrary Loan, contact the interlibrary loan office at your local academic, firm, or public library.

Law Firms and Courts not Using OCLC

We are not able to provide rush requests. Requests are handled on as-received basis, with our patrons and lending partners taking precedence. Check the library catalog for availability. Please note we can only process requests for materials with a Law location. For ILL of materials at other campus libraries please contact the document delivery department for that library.

Please email one completed ALA Interlibrary Loan Request Form per title or copy request to All required information must be submitted in order for the request to be processed.