InterLibrary Loan

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The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department can help you find material not owned by the Maloney Library.


  • Before making a request please determine the item’s availability by following the steps below. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your ILL request.
  • All Fordham Law School students, faculty, and staff must use the Maloney Library’s ILL system, Law ILLIAD.

Determining Item Availability

  1. Use the Maloney Library Search to ensure that the Maloney Library does not have the material.
  2. Check the Fordham University Library catalog.
    • For materials labelled “Quinn” or “QuinnX”, please go to the Quinn Library to check them out.
    • For materials at the Rose Hill or Westchester campus libraries, please submit an ILL request using Law ILLIAD.
  3. If you are looking for a copy of a journal or a newspaper article, check the Maloney Library’s Journal List  and the University Library’s E-Journals.
  4. If neither the Maloney Library nor Fordham University Library has the needed material, submit an ILL request.

Creating a Law ILLIAD Account

  1. Proceed to the Law ILLIAD site.
  2. Click on “First Time User Registration.”
  3. Carefully read the information.
  4. Create your own username and password.

Making an ILL Request

  1. Gather the following bibliographic information about the needed material:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Edition
    • Volume
    • Page numbers

If you lack bibliographic information, please speak with a reference librarian.

  1. Proceed to Law ILLIAD and log on. If you lack a username and password, see the section above on Creating a Law ILLIAD Account.
  1. Place a request according to the type of material needed:
    • Use “Request a Photocopy” for articles, book chapters, or any item within a larger work.
    • Use “Request a Book” for all other items.
    • If neither of these options seems appropriate, contact the Reference Desk at 212-636-6908 or