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Interlibrary Loan with ILLiad: Requesting Articles

Guide to borrowing materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.

Ordering Articles through Interlibrary Loan

Step 1.  First make sure the library does not own the journal with your article.  Search the Law Library Catalog for the journal name.


Step 2. If you can't find the journal through the catalog search, use our e-Journals Finder.  Search for the journal title.


Step 3. If you find the journal in print or online, check to make sure we have the volume and issue you need.


Step. 4. If you can't find the journal at the Law Library, go directly to the ILLiad login page ( and log in using your UC Hastings user name and password.

illiad logon

Step 5.  Click on the "Article" link in the left-side menu under "New Request."

Step 6.  Fill out the Article Request Form with as much information as you have and click Submit Request.  Your request has been sent to the ILL Department for processing.  The request will now appear in your Outstanding Requests list.

Step 7.  When your article arrives, you will receive an email with a link to ILLiad.  After logging in to ILLiad, click on "Electronically Received Articles" under "View" in the left-side menu.

Step 8. Click on the PDF icon to view and download your article.