The University Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service supports the instructional, research, and scholarly activities of the Washington & Lee community by borrowing library materials from other institutions in Virginia, the United States, and throughout the world. In turn, this service lends library materials to other institutions worldwide.
Service Fees: ILL is free for current Washington & Lee faculty, staff, and students. Fines may be charged for overdue materials. The service may be available to non-W&L patrons for a $10 per item fee. Restrictions apply, contact Elizabeth Teaff (540) 458-8645 for more information.
Delivery & Turnaround Time: It may take 2-7 business days for articles, and 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Our average turn-around time is 5 business days. Please keep this timeframe in mind when ordering your material. You will be notified via email that your ILL books are available at Leyburn Library's Information Desk. Most articles are delivered electronically.
Due Dates: Books, videos, CDs, and microforms have a due date written on them. Please honor the due date. Fines may be charged for late returns. Do not remove the book strap on your item(s). Return ILL items to the Information Desk at Leyburn Library. Photocopied articles may be kept.
Electronic Articles:The email notification you receive when your article has arrived will explain how to view it. Adobe Reader is required. If needed; download the latest version of this free software. If you are having trouble viewing your article contact the Interlibrary Loan Office immediately at (540) 458-8645
Copyright Compliance: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not be "used for any other purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be in violation of W&L's copyright policy. Our institution reserves the right to refuse a copy request if, in its judgment, fulfilling the request would violate copyright law. Please refer to the W&L Copyright Policy for more information.
Questions: Contact Elizabeth Teaff, Access Services Librarian, (540) 458-8645