You may contact the Law InterLibrary Loan Department here or call us at 757-352-4450.
Interlibrary loan has changed! Now, all requests for items that Regent doesn’t own will go through Primo, which you’ve already been using to do your research.
If you search for something and we don’t have it, you can click “Get it for me from other libraries,” and you will see one of the following options:
NOTE: If you aren’t sure where your requests are located, look for the “Sign In” button on the upper right-hand corner of the Primo page. Once you are signed in, you can click on your name to see everything about your library account!
Physical books and AV items you request from another library will be available for pickup within 7-10 days at the Service Desk in the Law Library.
What if you can’t find a specific title in a Primo search? Fill out a request form manually by clicking on the following message in the white box at the top of Primo, after you conduct your search:
When manually filling out the form, include as much information about the resource as possible! Identification numbers, such as ISBN, ISSN, or OCLC number, can help us get you what you need quicker.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provider of research materials: books, periodical articles, movies, etc. ILL is a Library to Library service, lending libraries do not loan materials to individuals. Please use Primo to request the materials you need, and we will find the libraries that hold these items.
Interlibrary Loan at Regent University Law Library is available only to current students, faculty and staff.
ILL will help you obtain research materials unavailable at Regent University Library. However, some items might be difficult to obtain from other libraries, such as:
No! Please do not request textbooks through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan cannot be used as a substitute for buying textbooks or other course required materials. Loan periods are rarely longer than 4 weeks and renewals are not always granted. Keeping a book longer than the loan period will cause your Law Library account to be blocked, prohibiting you from requesting additional Interlibrary loan materials or checking out library materials. Overdue books cause strained relationships with other providing libraries we rely on for supplemental research materials.
You may attempt to request theses and dissertations via ILL. If you need help finding additional resources for your research, please contact a librarian.
ILL books and materials can take 5 to 10 business days to arrive.
Journal articles usually arrive within three days, but can take up to 1-2 weeks to arrive.
Delivery time is dependent on the library sending the material, the availability of the requested material, and the accuracy of your request.
Click here to learn how to submit requests for ILL materials.
All ILL materials have an automatic email notification sent to Regent University email accounts or a preferred specified email account.
Book items may be picked up at the Law Library Service Desk. Journal articles will be made available as a PDF via your email and Primo account.
Journal articles are yours to keep.
Interlibrary Loan material due dates are set by the lending library. Renewals can only be given by the lending library. In order to request an ILL renewal, you may do so within your Primo account, you may contact the Law InterLibrary Loan Department here, or you can call us at 757-352-nnnn.
Renewals are not guaranteed and may not be granted once the due date has passed.
Interlibrary Loan is a courtesy provided by libraries around the world and any conditions imposed by that library will be strictly observed. All items can be subject to immediate recall by the lending library. Borrowed items kept overdue by patrons create critical problems for Interlibrary Loan service. Lending libraries may cease to lend to our institution until all overdue materials are returned.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States 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 these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any 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 liable for copyright infringement.
If you have questions or comments about these ILL policies, feel free You may contact the Law InterLibrary Loan Department here.
Due Dates: Are determined by the lending library. Items are not loaned for entire semesters. The average loan period is 4 - 6 weeks.
Renewals: Renewals and the length of the renewal are ONLY granted at the discretion of the lending library. Each lender has a limit on how many times they will renew an item if at all. If a renewal is allowed, the average renewal period is 4 weeks.
Recalls: The lending library may recall Interlibrary Loan materials at their discretion. Recalled materials must be returned to Regent University Library within two (2) days of notification.
Returns: Loan materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be returned to Regent University Library's Resource Desk. DE Students, see "InterLibrary Loan for distance students" tab.
Overdue items: Materials not returned by the due date or recall date, will result in a blocked Library account. A $1.00 per day overdue fee will be assessed. If the item is more than 30 days overdue, it will be declared lost and you will be billed a minimum lost fee of $95 plus processing fees per item. Should you pay the lost fee, you will not be able to return the item for a refund. Should Regent University Law Library pay the lost fee invoice, you may no longer return the item to have your fees reduced. You will have to pay your bill in full. If the item is returned before the lost fee is paid by you or Regent, your fine will be reduced to the $30 overdue fee.
Electronic Delivery: All copy requests are delivered as PDF files to your email and Primo account. Be sure to save the PDF file as it will automatically be deleted 30 days after delivery.
Problems?: Please contact the Interlibrary Loan department as soon as possible. We will work with the lender to resolve the issue on your behalf.