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Scan & Deliver allows current staff and students (including ICE staff and students, and NHS partners) to request an individual scanned copy of one chapter (or 5%) of a monograph or  one article per issue of a journal from the University Library’s modern collections, subject to  relevant  conservation approval and copyright permissions.  

Free digital scans of Special Collections items may be ordered for personal research use if the material is suitable for scanning and the volume of the request is reasonable.  


Who is eligible to use  Scan & Deliver?  

The service is available to all current staff and students. We regret that service is not available to members of  other universities or private researchers, including those with a Reader’s Card.  


What items can be requested?  

Items in the University Library’s modern collections,  including open and closed stacks,  Main reading room, West Room and  the Library Storage Facility  can be requested; this includes reference  items. 

Request a scan from the modern collections 


You may request items from Special Collections as well as maps,  sheet music, microfilms, theses and items in the Asian & Near and Middle Eastern collections. 

Request a scan from Special Collections