ILLiad Electronic Delivery Information

What is electronic delivery?

ILLiad offers the convenient option of having articles delivered to you without ever going to the Library or waiting for mail delivery. Electronic delivery is available for items that are delivered to us electronically from the lending library. Electronic articles are posted on your ILLiad account and are available for 45 days.

How do I sign up for electronic delivery?

  1. Logon to ILLiad
  2. Click Change User Information under the Tools heading.
  3. For the choice Accept Electronic Delivery if Available (PDF file via web), choose "Yes."
  4. Click Submit Information at the bottom of the page.

How do I know if my computer can receive electronic articles?

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed and configured to work with your Web browser in order to view, download, and print these articles.

How do I get Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Adobe Acrobat Reader is available without charge from Adobe Systems, Inc. Click the "Get Adobe Reader" button to go directly to the download page.

For assistance with software installation, contact the appropriate department:

  • at TSRI: Call Research Computing at (858) 784-9369.
  • at Scripps Clinic: Call the IS HelpLine at (858) 678-7500 (or #88 on the ScrippsHealth internal phone system).
  • at Green Hospital: Call the IS HelpLine at (858) 678-7500 (or #88 on the ScrippsHealth internal phone system).

How do I get my articles when they arrive?

  1. Logon to ILLiad
  2. Click the Electronically Received Articles link under the View heading.
  3. Click the View link next to a Transaction Number to access your PDF file.

How do I know which requests will be electronically delivered and which ones will not?

Electronic delivery is available for items that are delivered to us electronically from the lending library. We do not know in advance which requests will be sent electronically and which will not. ILLiad sends you an e-mail notification for each item received electronically. The email is your notice that you can download your PDF from the Electronically Received Articles section of ILLiad.

What if I do not want electronic delivery?

Electronic delivery will be provided only if you choose it as an option on your Personal Information Form in ILLiad.

To turn off Electronic Delivery:

  1. Logon to ILLiad
  2. Click Change User Information under the Tools heading.
  3. For the choice Accept Electronic Delivery if Available (PDF file via web), choose "No."
  4. Click Submit Information at the bottom of the page.

What if I have questions about electronic delivery?

You can e-mail questions to helplib@scripps.edu or call us at (858) 784-8705.