Article Requests

On this page:


  1. Confirm that the article is not available online in one of our databases by choosing your campus to search “Journals by Title.”
  1. Confirm that the journal title and issue is not available in print in Mookini Library by searching LibCat.

  2. If the article you want is not available online or in print at Mookini Library, submit a request using ILLiad. A search for your article will be conducted within the UH System and the mainland.

Article Request Through ILLiad

Log in to ILLiad using your UH username and password. UH username must be all lowercase.

  • Undergraduates must provide a Course Number (e.g. ENG 100) in the Course Number field.
  • Please provide as much information as possible to ensure that the correct article is requested.
  • There is no charge for article requests.
Screenshot of ILLiad request form
An example of the Article Request form. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Email Notification and Article Retrieval

  • You will be notified via your email account when the article you requested has been received. Use the link within the email to access your account or go to ILLiad.
  • On the left side of the page, select "Electronically Received Articles" listed under the View bullet point.
  • Select the request number of the item you want to view. You can then print, save, or transfer the article.
  • Articles will be retained for 30 days before they are deleted. It is therefore recommended that you save or transfer the article so you can continue to access it after the article is deleted from your ILLiad account.

Notice: Warning of Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.