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Article Delivery Service for Graduate Students

Graduate students*: Need an article that’s not online?

If it’s in print format in one of our libraries and you need it right away you can scan it yourself using one of our self service scanners


Request the article from journals in the Pitt collection and we will scan it and email it to you  (Limit of 5 requests per person/day)

How to:

  1. Search for the journal in PITTCat Classic
  2. Select the full record for the journal
  3. Click the Get-It! Link at the top of the page
  4. Enter your University Computing Account (email) username and password and click the Login button
  5. You will see a Requests Menu listing the types of requests
  6. Select Get-it! from the drop down menu
  7. Click the “OK” button
  8. Select the “Specify an Issue” button next to the citation box
  9. Fill out the citation information in the provided box
  10. Specify the pickup-location “Hillman ILL Lending” in the dropdown menu
  11. Expect an email to your Pitt email account within 4 business days. If you would prefer it to be sent to a different email, specify within the comments field of the request form
  12. Click the “Submit Request” button

For assistance with any delivery questions, please email:


Need an article or book chapter we don’t have?  Use Interlibrary loan to request it. Need a book? Use EZ-Borrow

*Law and Health Sciences graduate students should contact your library, the ULS does not have access to those collections



NOTICE WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. 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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law