Borrow Direct, Interlibrary Loan and On Demand Services

The following document delivery services are available for obtaining books, articles and other research materials.

Borrow Direct

Use Borrow Direct to borrow books from the libraries of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Harvard, MIT and Princeton. Most books are available for pick up at the Law Library within 4 business days.

Interlibrary Loan

If the book you want is not available from Borrow Direct, or if you need it for longer than 12 weeks, you should use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) .

Scan on Demand

In addition to these services, The Yale law library is now offering a free Scan on Demand service.

Scan on Demand is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables you  to request chapters of books or journal articles from the library’s collections.

To request a book directly from our Morris catalog, click on the button: SCAN AND DELIVER. To make a request from our Encore catalog, click on MORE RESOURCES, then click on SCAN AND DELIVER. Either way, you’ll be asked to log in, then taken directly to a form on which you’ll complete page numbers required. If this is confusing, simply send the request to julian.aiken@yale.edu

Deliver on Demand

The Library is delighted to announce a new service for the Law School community: Deliver on Demand, which promises to mail books to your home (or wherever you need them), when you can’t make it into the library to pick up material in person.

To request a book directly from our Morris catalog, click on the button: MAIL IT TO ME. To make a request from our Encore catalog, click on MORE RESOURCES, then click on MAIL IT TO ME.

You can also simply email the details (including, of course, the delivery address): julian.aiken@yale.edu. If you need a book from the Yale University Library Orbis catalog, you will need to take this approach, as they have no request button;

For more information about borrow direct, ILL, and our on demand services including pricing and time frames see The Small Print.

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