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Foreign Legal Research: Books and Other Print Materials

This guide contains tips and resources for researching the laws of foreign countries.

Library Catalogs

WorldCat

Interlibrary Loan

If you have identified books or other materials that are necessary to your research but not held by the Law Library, you may put in a request to borrow those materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Requests for interlibrary loans should be made through ILLiad. If you are a first time LSU Law ILLiad User, you will need to create a username and password before submitting your requests.

Books are generally sent by UPS or U.S. Mail, which can take 1-2 weeks for your loan to arrive. International requests may take longer. Photocopies are usually sent by e-mail, fax, or other electronic means and may arrive within 2-3 days. The ILL staff assumes that all material is needed in a timely manner and makes every effort to get the material to this campus in the shortest time possible.

You will receive an email notification when the requested materials have arrived, and may pick them up at the Law Library Circulation Desk. Photocopied material is sent electronically to the e-mail address listed on the patron’s ILLiad record. The loan period is set by the lending library.  In most circumstances, books are loaned for 4 weeks.  You will find the due date marked on the book band when you pick up your materials.




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