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Scan and Send at the Library

Scan and Send at the Library is now available for everyone with a valid University Library account. Portions of items such as a book chapter, a print article, or select pages from a book can be scanned and delivered via email. Scans must adhere to Fair Dealing Guidelines

For borrowing physical items in our collection, refer to our Self-Service Contactless Pickup page.

For requesting items that are not part of the University Library's collection, refer to Interlibrary Loans.

To request a scan or copy of a part of an item:

  1. Search for the physical journal or book using the Library Catalogue. (Tip: Make sure you’re searching the journal or book title, and not the article or chapter title)
  2. When you have found the record for the journal or book you need, click on the blueRequest Chapter / Article Scanbutton
  3. On the sign-in page, log in with your NSID and password. Choose "Chapter or Article Scan (USask Owned Items)" in the Request Unit field.
  4. Select "Login", Please note that a small number of users will not be able to log in to this page. If this happens to you, you will need to send your request via email to 
  5. Select "Copy" to change the service from "Loan" to "Copy"
  6. The details for title and author should automatically be filled in
  7. In the Part Details section, include a chapter name or page numbers
  8. Click request and accept the copyright statement
  9. Please allow up to five business days for your request to be filled, some items may take longer than others
  10. We ask that you limit your requests to five per day to avoid delays

To receive your scan:

Please allow up to five business days for your request to be filled, some items may take longer to process than others, such as those from the Library Annex or St. Thomas More collection. You will receive an email from the library with instructions and a link to access your article as soon as it is ready.

The email will include a link that you can click on which will take you to the login page. You will need to log in with your NSID and password and choose the Request Unit that you originally made the request on ["Chapter or Article Scan (USask Owned Items)"]. Then you can click on My Requests to view each of your Scan and Send requests. There will be a small link included in your request details that says PDF. Click on that to open your file.

University Archives & Special Collections Scanning

Requests for scans of uncatalogued materials from the University Archives is a separate process from Scan and Send at the Library. Please visit the UASC website for updated information.