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.

Copy/Scan Requests

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. Costs are:

  • Up to 75 pages: $20 US
  • 76-100 pages: $30 US

We accept payments via IFM, IFLA voucher, or bank check.

Loan Requests

Circulating items from our collection may be borrowed for 90 days (3 months) with no renewals by libraries in the US. We will loan to libraries in other countries if the borrowing library provides a FedEx or UPS account number to cover the shipping charges.

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, books that are in poor condition, microforms, looseleaf materials, audio-visual materials, and any other "Library Use Only" items.

Domestic lending fees are $20. 

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.


International loans are only sent if the borrowing library provides a FedEx or UPS account number and accepts the shipping charges.

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

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.

We are not able to accommodate rush requests. Requests are handled on as-received basis, with our patrons and lending partners taking priority. Check the library catalog for item availability before making a request.

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.