The Robert Crown Law Library maintains agreements with libraries around the globe to obtain books, articles, documents, and other materials not available at Stanford’s campus libraries. This service is available for Stanford Law School faculty, students and staff. If the research materials you need cannot be obtained at Stanford, submit a request.
Please contact Sonia Moss, our Interlibrary Loan Specialist with any questions you may have at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 723.1932.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is our service used to obtain journal articles and borrow books that are not available
from the Stanford University Libraries. We obtain materials from libraries across the nation, and if
necessary, around the world.
The Stanford Law Library lends circulating materials and makes copies of journal articles and some non-circulating materials to other institutions. Please note that casebooks, looseleafs, new books, course & permanent reserve items, study aids, serials, Vrooman collection materials, archival materials, and video and reference materials do not circulate from our collection. We may also exclude other titles, including those in heavy use and popular reading materials.
Our preferred requesting method is via OCLC Worldshare (Symbol: RCJ). We also accept requests by email (email@example.com) and mail. Mailed requests should be on an ALA Form (preferred) or letterhead, and include, if possible, the call number of the requested material.
Typically, our loan period is 8 weeks, with a maximum of 2 renewals. Our renewal period is usually 4 weeks. Our maximum number of loans is 5 per institution.
For Loans: Shipping via UPS
For Electronic Copies: Delivery via Illiad Odyssey, OCLC’s Article Exchange, or PDF via email.
Library Lending Fee Schedule for Libraries
|Public & Government:||$20||$20|
|Law Firm Libraries:||$50||$50|
There is no lending charge to SHARES participants, and institutions with whom we have written reciprocal agreements.
Replacement and processing fees will be assessed at $150 per book. We may accept, at our discretion, a reasonable replacement copy, plus a $25 processing fee, upon request.
In addition, a charge for faxed materials of $5.00 for every 10 pages will be added to the above fees. An invoice will be sent with each request.
Borrowers may be assessed additional charges for materials returned late or damaged.
We prefer to bill via IFM. If no IFM is available, an invoice will be sent with the item. Checks must be made out to the Robert Crown Law Library. We do not accept credit card payments. Borrowing privileges will be automatically suspended in the event of overdue payments.
Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that order would involve violation of the law.