Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows patrons to borrow resources from other libraries. This guide provides information for students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Sturm College Law on how to locate and borrow resources from libraries other than the Westminster Law Library.
Before placing a request, please follow the steps provided in this guide to try and locate the resource through our library, the main campus library, and the Prospector library system.
Borrowing from Other Libraries
If you are trying to get a particular source that the law library does not have, we can help you to get the source from another library using a number of methods. These methods are listed below in the order or preference and time of delivery:
|Main University Library Materials||You may check out any circulating materials from the main campus libraries. Just search the main campus library catalog and you can place a hold on their materials or request for them to be delivered to the law library, all from the catalog.|
|Prospector Materials||The law library is part of a system called Prospector that allows patrons of a large number of libraries in Colorado to request materials from the other Prospector libraries. Just search the Prospector catalog and request the item to be sent to the law library.|
|Interlibrary Loan Materials||If the law library, the main library, and the Prospector libraries do not have the item that you need, you can place a request for the law library to try and get the item from most libraries in the United States and Canada that may have it. Just fill out the appropriate request form located on this guide.|
1. When will my items arrive?
It depends upon which library sends it and the method used. It can be from 1 business day up to 3 weeks or more.
2. Is there a charge?
There is no borrowing charge for patrons of the Westminster Law Library. However, if an item is misplaced or damaged, patrons are expected to pay any costs associated with replacing the item.
3. What if I need to renew the item?
Contact the ILL Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-871-6386 and ask for a renewal. You will find out within 1 business day if the item can be renewed. Please ask for a renewal at least 3 days before the due date of the item.
4. What if the item is stolen, lost or destroyed?
Contact the ILL Department at email@example.com or at 303-871-6386 and we will contact the lending library to discover your options. We will then contact you to let you know what they are.