Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows WCL faculty, students and staff to borrow books and other materials from libraries around the world, including American University's Bender Library, when they are not available in the Pence Law Library. The Pence Law Library ILL service is available only to WCL faculty, students and staff.
Interlibrary loan requests should be for the support of research, curricular, scholarship or teaching needs. Personal and pleasure reading requests should be made at your public library. Personal and pleasure reading requests made through Pence may be billed at $25.00 per transaction.
There are 2 ways to request items through interlibrary loan:
WCL Users can request items by using the WorldCat Catalog:
Use WorldCat to find your item and automatically then click "Request Item" and enter the required information (name, email, AU ID and phone number).
You can also email requests directly to email@example.com, please include as much information as you can about the resource you are requesting
If you would like to renew items requested through interlibrary loan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All renewals are subject to the policies and final decision of the lending institution. We will make every effort to renew your items or find replacement lenders.
Please note, that you CANNOT renew ILL items through your library account on the library's homepage. You must email email@example.com.
We only lend to non-profit institutions. Non-OCLC libraries who wish to borrow from our library may make requests via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) after completing a registration form.
We no longer accept interlibrary loan requests from non-OCLC libraries via ALA interlibrary loan forms, fax, telephone or email.
If you have any questions, please call 202-274-4327 or email email@example.com.