Need an article or book that isn’t available at the Widener Law Library? The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department can get it for you. Just fill out the ILL form and the ILL department will do their best to find a copy of the book or article for you. Articles are sometimes sent as a PDF file to your ILL account or they can be photocopied and sent to you in paper. Books will be held for you at the circulation desk.
Please remember that interlibrary loans can take time, so don’t wait for the last minute to put in your request.
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Kelly Pierce, Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Assistant, is the first staff member in the Public Services area at her desk each morning, signaling the Campus Safety officers to open up the Library for students . She sometimes helps with questions and checking books in or out at the Circulation Desk, but her main job is to send and receive interlibrary loan materials. Kelly grew up in the Wilmington area and graduated from the University of Delaware in 2000 with a major in history. She played the flute in the UD Band and enjoyed traveling with the band as an alumna to march in the New Year’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland, on January 1, 2010. After working briefly at Wilmington Trust, she started in her position at Widener in 2001, joining her sister Amy on the Library staff. She likes dealing with the variety of books she sees as she receives and sends out requested books. When she is not at Widener, Kelly may be found shopping at a mall, watching TV or movies, reading, or doing cross stitch. She is a fan of the Harry Potter and Twilight series.
The end of the semester is near, and most lending libraries want their books back before they close for the winter break. Please return all interlibrary loan books by their due dates. The rule is that you are responsible for materials which we borrowed for you from another library. Charges for damaged or lost materials are assessed by the lending library and are the responsibility of the borrowing patron. Loss, damage, or failure to return borrowed materials promptly may also result in the forfeiture of interlibrary loan privileges.
Whether you have requested a book or other material through Interlibrary Loan, you will be notified by e-mail when the request has been received by our Library. If you used your barcode when requesting materials, they will be checked out to you, and you may pick them up at the Circulation Desk in the Library. If you used a student organization barcode, the material will be sent to that organization; for example, all Law Review requests will be sent to the publications’s office in Polishook. The process is the same for photocopies, unless you request an electronic delivery through ILLiad. If electronic delivery was selected, your notification e-mail will advise you to go to your ILLiad account and download your copy.
It is easy to establish an ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database) account for use throughout the year. Through ILLiad, you
can submit requests for materials not found in our library 24 hours a day from any place that has Internet access, and you can track them from start to finish. To set up an account, start at the Library’s home page. Go to Library Services, click on Interlibrary Loan, and then click on Interlibrary Loan Form. Select Law Library — Delaware. Click on the button for First Time Users. Make sure you enter a Username and Password–-anything you like. Use these whenever you log on to request an ILL. Click on the Submit Information button at the bottom of the page. Make a note of your Username and Password, and you will not have to supply any other information when you want to make an ILL request. You’re in the system!