ILLiad Electronic Delivery Information

ILLiad offers the convenient option of having articles delivered to you without ever going to the library or waiting for mail delivery.
Expect electronic articles to be available on your virtual desktop a few days sooner than a paper photocopy would arrive on your real desktop.
Electronic delivery is available for items that are delivered to us electronically from the lending library

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. If you can read the sample page, then your computer has the necessary software installed to work with your Web browser. However, if your computer tells you the file type is unknown and asks if you want to save the file to disk, then you need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

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.

How do I get my articles when they arrive?

  1. Logon to ILLiad
  2. From the main menu, click the "Electronically Received Articles" link under the View Requests options.
  3. A list will be displayed containing all of the items that you have waiting to be viewed or downloaded.

What if I have questions about electronic delivery?

You can e-mail questions to or call us at (434) 947-8133.

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Lipscomb Library
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue / Lynchburg, Virginia 24503 / (434) 947-8133
Lisa Lee Broughman, Library Director
Catherine Lotspeich, Interlibrary Loan Department

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Department
Contact Lipscomb Library

Page last revised October 5, 2017

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Adapted by Frances E. Webb, Reference Librarian