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FAQ: UC Hastings Law Library Frequently Asked Questions: ILL & Access to Other Libraries

This guide will assist you in learning about the UC Hastings Law Library's rules, policies and procedures.

How do I borrow books using interlibrary loan?

Hastings students and faculty can borrow books from other libraries though the Hastings Interlibrary Loan department. All details about borrowing are available at the Interlibrary Loan Page.

It a nutshell you need to:

  • Locate the book or article on WorldCat
  • Click on the blue "Request Item" button to submit your loan request

Most requests are submitted online, but if you have a problem with an interlibrary loan request, please contact the Library Reference Desk.

As a Hastings student, can I borrow books from other U.C. libraries?

Yes. The library cooperates in several interlibrary loan networks.

Students and faculty members who need books or journal articles not held by the library, nor accessible through online databases, may request to have the needed materials borrowed from other libraries. More information about interlibrary loan for Hastings faculty, students, and journals is available at the interlibrary loan website.

Hastings students can also get a courtesy borrowing card good for one year at U.C. Berkeley. UC Hastings students can get a UC Berkeley borrowing card by showing their Hastings I.D. at Doe Library during normal business hours. See the UCB access policy and borrowing procedures.  [Note: The U.C. Berkeley borrowing card does not permit borrowing from the U.C. Berkeley Law School Library.]

Can I borrow books from the U.C. Berkeley Libraries?

UC Berkeley Library:

Hastings students can only borrow books from U.C. Berkeley Law Library by going through the Hastings interlibrary loan department.

Other UC Berkeley Libraries

Hastings students can borrow books from other UC Berkeley libraries by using the interlibrary loan website.

UC Hastings students can get a UC Berkeley borrowing card by showing their Hastings I.D. at Doe Library during normal business hours. See the UCB access policy and borrowing procedures.  [Note: The U.C. Berkeley borrowing card does not permit borrowing from the U.C. Berkeley Law School Library.]

 

San Francisco Public Library

The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is two blocks from Hastings at 100 Larkin Street. 

SFPL offers many (print and online) non-law books and journals that we don't have in our collection. 

Anyone with a California mailing address can get a free SFPL card which allows you to borrow books from the library and and access online resources.