Document Delivery

For Law Faculty & Staff

Request a book, article, etc. to be delivered in print or electronically by sending an email to docdel@law.wisc.edu.

If the item is not available at the UW-Madison libraries, our staff will request it from another source.  This service is available only to UW Law School faculty and staff.

If this is a rush request or specific citation information is unknown, please contact a reference librarian.

For Law & Other UW-Madison Students

Materials Owned by UW-Madison or other UW Campuses

  • Find It– Find out if articles are available online, in print on campus, or not available on campus.
  • Book Retrieval– Request books from any UW library to be delivered to your campus library of choice by using the library catalog’s Place Requests button.
  • On-Campus Document Delivery– Request electronic copies of articles owned by campus libraries (use Interlibrary Loan to request articles owned by other UW campuses.)

Materials Not Owned by UW-Madison (Interlibrary Loan)

  • Worldcat– Request books or articles from anywhere in the world to be delivered to any UW-Madison campus library.
  • Interlibrary Loan– Request materials not owned by UW-Madison.

For General Public

Materials Owned by the Law Library

General public patrons may request delivery of documents from the Law Library for a fee.

  • Prices
    • Articles (50 Page Maximum): $20.00 per citation email/fax/mail (plus applicable State sales tax for Wisconsin businesses and residents)
    • Book Loans: $20.00 per book UPS Ground Service
  • Delivery Time
  • Notes
    • Federal Express delivery service is not available.
    • Non-profit organizations and out-of-state customers do not pay sales tax on article requests.
    • Requests from institutionalized patrons must be pre-paid.
    • Contact docdel@law.wisc.edu for information on reciprocity service.
    • Concerning copyright restrictions: The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Photocopies or other reproductions can be furnished only under certain conditions, if they will be used solely for private study, scholarship, or research. Use of the reproduction for other purposes may make the user liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright.

General public patrons may request document deliveries using the form below:

Document Delivery Request

Request a document delivery.
  • Street address, city, state, zip code
    Note: if choosing a FedEx option, please include your FedEx number in the notes box.
  • Please be as complete as possible. Volume, year, page, name of publication or case, etc. Title/author of article and case name are REQUIRED.