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Interlibrary Loan Services: Requesting Books

Guide to borrowing materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.

Ordering Books through Interlibrary Loan

Step 1.  First make sure the library does not own the book.  Check the Law Library CatalogIf the Law Library does not own a copy of the book, look for it on WorldCat.  On campus users: Click the "WorldCat" link on the menu at the top of the catalog. Off campus users:   Access WorldCat through the UC Hastings proxy:


Step 2.  If you see what you need in WorldCat, click on the link to the record.  CAUTION:  Do not request eBooks.  We cannot borrow them.  We can only borrow print books.  


Step 3.  After clicking on the record, click on the blue "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan" button. 

Step 4.  You will be redirected to the Tipasa login page.  Log in to your account using your UC Hastings user name and password.

Step 5.  The Book Request Form will appear, with the fields already populated with information from WorldCat.  Click on the dropdown menu next to "Law Review Edit" and indicate if the book is needed for a law review edit. 

Step 6. Click Submit Request.  Your request has been sent to the Interlibary Loan Department for processing. The book will now appear in your list of Requests. You can check this list periodically to review the status of your request. You will receive an email when the book arrives. 

Step 7.  If you can't find the record for the book in WorldCat, go directly to the Tipasa login page ( and log in using your UC Hastings user name and password.

Step 8.  Click on the "Create Request" button.  When the request forms load, select the "BOOK" type of request.

Step 9.  Fill out the Book Request Form with as much information as you have and click Submit Request.  The request will now appear in the Requests list of your Tipasa account.