ILLiad Electronic Delivery Information

ILLiad delivers journal articles and other similar items as electronic documents in PDF format. This convenient method brings documents to you far more quickly than a paper photocopy would arrive in the mail.

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 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 on the left, click the link for "Electronically Received Articles".
  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 may email questions to You may also reach us by calling 248-370-2132, Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm.