MOBIUS is a consortium of libraries in Missouri that allows current students, faculty, and staff at member libraries to directly request materials from other libraries.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service the Law Library provides to Law Students, Law Staff and Law Faculty in which we negotiate borrowing and lending to and from thousands of other libraries
Who may use the Law Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service?
Only Law School faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students may use the law library’s ILL service*. Other Washington University faculty, staff and students must use Olin Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department. Everyone else must use their local public library’s ILL service.
*MOBIUS & ILL physical book services require on campus pickup and return.
- Check the WU online catalog
- Check the MOBIUS catalog
- If title is not available in either of the above sources, search WorldCat FirstSearch
- When you find the book you want, click on Send Request to LawILL(Tipasa)
- If you already have an account, sign in. If not click on Create an Account.
Additional Information about Law ILL & MOBIUS
Both are free to you to use, however, have different rules & features:
|Need an article or chapter in a book||√|
|Has strict checkout periods, never more than 12 weeks||√|
|Checkout periods vary by lending library||√|
|Item is not available on MOBIUS||√|
|You want to make requests directly||√|
Please note that while ILL is provided at no charge to you, the library does incur fees. We ask you to exercise discretion in regard to the number of items you request.
|Check Status of Requested Material||My Catalog||LawILL account|
|Request Renewal||My Catalog||LawILL account|
|Notice that Material has arrived||Email & LawILL account|
|Length of time to get Items||5-10 days||2–14+ days|
|Failure to return physical materials||Billed cost of item +
|Billed cost of item +