Scan & Deliver

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Scan & Deliver is a free document delivery service exclusively for University of Chicago faculty, students and staff. With Scan & Deliver, you can get scanned copies from print material owned by our library usually within 4 business days.

Due to copyright guidelines established in consultation with University Legal Counsel, the Library will scan :

  • Up to two chapters from a book (amounting to no more than 20% of the entire book). 
  • Up to two articles from an issue of a periodical or newspaper (amounting to no more than 20% of a single issue). 

In addition, the Library has some policy restrictions that allow us to continue this free service:

  • Staff will scan up to 75 pages of a requested chapter as long as this does not exceed the above copyright policy.
  • Staff will process one chapter or article per request. Please submit requests for two articles or two chapters as separate requests.

See Scan & Deliver FAQ for more details.

How to use Scan & Deliver

  1. Find the material you want scanned in the Library Catalog.
  2. When you find the correct record, scroll down and choose "Scan and Deliver" from the item you want scanned.
  3. Login with your CNET ID and password to complete the request form.
  4. Some fields of the form will be filled out automatically. Complete all required fields (chapter number, article title, inclusive pages, etc.) and provide any additional information that would help staff fill your request.
  5. Click Submit Request at the bottom of the request form.

You will receive an email notification with a link to the PDF when your request is available.

Use Interlibrary Loan for Items Not in Our Collections or Unavailable

If what you need isn't in the Catalog, or it's loaned, missing, or otherwise not available, use Interlibrary Loan to get a scan of the article or chapter from another institution.

You can also place a Scan & Deliver request manually. Manual requests may require additional processing time.

Check Online

Scan and Deliver is generally not available for items that are available online. Many articles and a large number of books are already available electronically through our subscriptions. If we find a requested item this way, we'll refer you to the electronic version.

How do I find articles? can help you locate resources in journals, magazines, and newspapers.

How do I find ebooks? can help you with book chapters.