Answered By: Kate Britt
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2024     Views: 8

How do I know if a book (or journal) is available on campus?

Michigan Law students have access to materials from both the Law Library ( and the University Library ( Search both catalogs to determine if the title you want is on campus.

When a title is not available on campus, the next step is to find it on WorldCat ( and submit an Interlibrary Loan request.

See this handy flowchart to determine whether you've exhausted your search on campus.

How do I request an ILL book through WorldCat?

When you find a title on WorldCat, use the Interlibrary Loan Requests link to make your request (see image). This will autopopulate the request page with the necessary information.


Special Information for Journal Editors

Information about submitting ILL requests for journals is available on our guide here:

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Looking for a specific book, journal, database, or electronic resource? Search the Law Library catalog by keyword, title, subject, and more.