Request a scan of a book chapter or article
Get a Scan is a free service that allows current university affiliated patrons to request scans of single book chapters and articles from the Libraries collections or from other libraries. We can provide one chapter/article per request, and up to 3 chapters from a single book with individual requests. We cannot provide scans of full books.
We utilize HathiTrust and will provide links to full text eBooks when HathiTrust can be used to fulfill your request
Fill out the Article/Chapter request form. Providing a complete and accurate citation can expedite delivery time. Google Scholar is useful for checking a citation if you are unsure of the accuracy of your source. Google Scholar may also link to the full text of the article you seek.
When your request is ready, you will receive an email with a link to download your chapter or article in PDF format from our platform. You must access your content within 30 days, at which point it will be deleted from the server. We are unable to provide your content again after 30 days; you will need submit a new request if you would still like the material.
Faculty and Instructor Course Materials Request
We will scan or obtain articles and single book chapters for use on a Canvas site.
The following considerations apply:
- Only one chapter/article per request form.
- Allow 3-5 days for your request to be filled.
- Entire books cannot be scanned.