Boalt offers different options for obtaining materials from other libraries and from storage, depending on what type of patron you are:
- Boalt Students (J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.)
- Boalt Faculty or Staff — use the Faculty Services webpage to get materials from any library or, if you prefer, initiate your own requests
- Boalt Visiting Scholars
- Law Firm or Legal Organization Librarian (Boalt Express patrons)
- Non-Law UCB Faculty, Staff and Students
- Visitors (not affiliated with UC Berkeley)
Borrowing from Other Libraries
The fastest way to get materials from other libraries depends on where you can find it. See if it is available (and not checked out or missing) at an on-campus library; do not request materials available here on campus. Check libraries using the following list of sources, in the order listed—
Libraries on Campus
Cal 1 or Library Card required
If you find the item in the OskiCat catalog go to the campus library that has the material and check it out using your Cal 1 (Cal ID) or Library Card.
Consult this map of campus libraries if you need help finding the library.
CalNet ID required
Use this form to borrow materials from:
Use the paper form available at the reference desk to borrow materials from:
- UC Davis Law Library - check MORT catalog
- Hastings Law Library - check Hastings catalog
- Stanford Law Library - check Socrates catalog (Law Library [Crown] materials only)
You will receive an email when the material is ready for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.
Other Libraries (including other UCs and research libraries worldwide)
Cal 1 Card or Library Card required
If you find the item in the Melvyl catalog, click on the button in the catalog record and fill out the form.
You will receive an email when the material is ready for pick-up at Room 133 in the Doe Library. If you would like to check the status of your ILL request, use UC’s My ILL Requests tool.
More detailed instructions for this process available in video here:
If you still have questions or if you have trouble with any part of this process, please email Ramona Martinez.
If you strike out in both OskiCat and Melvyl, please consult with a reference librarian to explore your other options.
Renewing from Other Libraries
Materials from most on-campus libraries may be renewed online or in person at the library where you picked it up. If you found it through OskiCat, you can renew it online at MyOskiCat.
Materials borrowed via Expedited ILL (from UC Davis/Hastings/Stanford Law Libraries) may be renewable on a limited basis. Contact Ramona Martinez to see if your item can be renewed.
Materials borrowed from other UC campuses or non-UC libraries may be subject to limitations on renewals. Contact the Interlibrary Borrowing office at the Main Library if you have questions on an item you picked up at Doe Room 133.
Items Located in On-Site Storage
Material in LawCat that lists 'Request to Retrieve' as the location, is shelved in one of two on-site storage areas within the law school. To access this material, click on the blue 'Request to Retrieve' link and log in with your CalNet ID and passphrase. You will be directed to an online paging request form. Be sure to include any specific information about the item you need, e.g. volume number, year, etc.
Material in LawCat that lists 'Request to Retrieve' as the location, is shelved in one of two on-site storage areas within the law school. To access this material, fill out a Paging Request card (available at the service desk.) Please be sure to include any specific information about the item you need, e.g. volume number, year, etc.
Material is paged once a day at 2:00 p.m. You may pick up your material after 3:00 p.m. at the Circulation Desk.
If there was a problem with fulfilling your request, it will be noted on the back of your request card (at the Circulation Desk).
For material that a library catalog lists as located at NRLF (the Northern Regional Library Facility), look up the item by title in OskiCat, and in the record for the item:
- if you want an article or other reasonable page range to be copied and mailed or delivered electronically, click on "Request an article from NRLF" in the list of Links to online versions
- if you want the entire volume, use the (button near the top)