Books or journal articles that are not available in the collections of either the Valparaiso University Law Library or the Christopher Center, or online, may be requested from other libraries through our online Interlibrary Loan program - ILLiad.
Book Requests: Check Galileo to see if the book is available either at the Law Library or the Christopher Center. If the book is located in the Christopher Center’s collection, go there and check out the book. If the book is not available at either location, place your request through your ILLiad account.
Article Requests: First, check this Web site’s Online Research Resources for links to Web sites where full-text articles may be available. The following are a number of links included in Online Research Resources that may be useful in locating articles:
Also, search the Internet by journal title and by article title as articles are sometimes available free from the publisher in PDF format.
Check Galileo to see if the journal title is available in hard copy at either the Law Library or the Christopher Center (Do not search for an article title in Galileo). If the journal is located in the Christopher Center’s collection, go there and locate the article. If the journal is not available at either location, place your request through your ILLiad account.
Although we make every effort to get items quickly, it may take a book 7-10 days to be delivered. Articles may be received sooner. Due dates for interlibrary loans are determined by the lending institution and must be observed in order to avoid jeopardizing our interlibrary loan status with other lenders. If an extension is needed for a particular book, a renewal can be requested through your ILLiad account. Lending institutions may or may not grant a renewal based upon their own policies.
To create your account and/or place your request, click here on the ILLiad link and follow the instructions provided.
For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loan Manager at (219) 464-5363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Interlibrary Loan Office is located in the Christopher Center. Hours are 8am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday.