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International Law Book Facility, ULaw, Guildford

Do you have any second-hand law books to donate to this excellent project? Find out more...

Dear SLS members,

Second hand law books required. Email ILBF-Guildford@law.ac.uk for more information or to arrange a donation or for us to collect.

We are part of a team at the University of Law in Guildford working with the International Law Book Facility to provide good quality second hand legal text books to not-for-profit organisations in need of legal research resources across the globe. The way ILBF works is simple; ILBF encourage donations of useful second hand books from the UK legal community and send them on for you.

We are writing to you today because we need your donations. Since 2005, the ILBF has sent over 35,000 books to more than 150 not-for –profit organisations in 47 countries across Africa, Asia, South America, Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific. Our team here at Guildford are sending books out to the Law Development Centre of Kampala University in Uganda at the end of July. This is a recipient which is well known to a member of staff here at the University of Law, making this project that much more worthwhile. If you would like to find out more about the ILBF, the following link would be useful to you: http://www.ilbf.org.uk

The ILBF relies entirely on donations to be able to carry out is work, so we would be very grateful for any donations you do have. If this is a cause you are willing to donate to, we would like to agree a time with you for us to come to your offices to collect the books during early June or in July.

General guidance on books required
We’re focused on collecting the core UK legal texts that will make an impact and be most relevant to the recipient organisations. The ILBF has limited storage space and therefore we are only able to accept the books which will be most relevant or useful to intended recipients. Please follow the guidance below to ensure that the books you are sending will be able to be put to good use.

The ILBF does accept the following:

  • University/GDL/LPC/BPTC student textbooks on all practice areas (including cases and materials texts)
  • Practitioner and specialist texts on all practice areas
  • Bound series of law reports, eg All England Reports
  • Legal Dictionaries
  • Legal encyclopedias, such as Halsbury’s Laws
  • 1999 Green Book or 1999 White Book
  • Archbold/Blackstone – Criminal Procedure


The ILBF does not accept:

  • Books in poor condition, either torn or marked.
  • Books more than 10 years old unless it is the last edition of a text and save as appears above.
  • Non legal books
  • UK solicitor/barrister directories
  • Civil Procedure (other than the RSC 1999 – see above)
  • Statutes based materials such as Company handbooks etc
  • Unbound weekly parts of law reports
  • EU or Scots law materials
  • Current law Citator

Thank you for taking the time to read this email, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Best Wishes,
ILBF Project, University of Law, Guildford. ILBF-Guildford@law.ac.uk
Helen Carter, Bar Liaison Tutor
Course Leader Part Time GDL
01483 216836

Saturday, 17th June, 2017