Scan and Deliver service has been introduced to make print only books and journals, which we only hold in the Augustine House Library, available for essential work, research or study.

Through the Scan and Deliver service you can get journal articles or 10% of work sent straight to your email.

The Drill Hall Library is not currently providing this scanning service.


  • One article from any one issue of a journal of which we only hold a print subscription
  • Book chapter or 10% of a work which we only hold in printed form
  • One article of a UK national newspaper which we only hold in printed form (You can check on LexisLibrary Newspapers UK to see if the article is available online)

Due to copyright restrictions, we can only scan one chapter from a book. If you need to read more than one chapter, consider using the Browse and Borrow service. Read our Borrowing, returning and reservations page for details.

Use LibrarySearch to locate the item you need and, if it is showing as available, submit your request for scanning using this form.

On the form, you will need to input your details, add the relevant course and module code and the link to the item you need. Make sure you have read and understood the copyright declaration before submitting your request.

We regret that it is not possible to request material that is currently on loan or which has been recently returned since this will be stored away for 72 hours until the risk of virus transmission has been mitigated.

Once the requested item has been digitised, you will receive an email with a copy of the scan.

We will aim to make items available for collection within 5 working days of your request being made. If you place a request on a Friday or at the weekend, there may be a short delay if we have a backlog of requests to deal with.

Should there be any issues with your request (e.g. the item is not available or is in too poor conditions to scan or your request contravenes the copyright legislation), we will contact you to let you know.

The service is available to all students.

The service aims to support users who are not able to visit the Library in person to collect a reservation or need access to a print journal article that cannot be reserved on LibrarySearch.

No, the scanned material can only be used for your personal and private study and research only.

We are unable to scan theses or dissertations as part of the Scan and Deliver service. Over 500,000 theses are available digitally through British Library EThOS (e-theses online service).

You will need to request the material via the Document Delivery service.

Alternative formats, also known as accessible formats, are ways of presenting printed, written material so that people who do not read print or have difficulty reading print can access it. The library can arrange for materials to be made available in a range of formats including large print, Rich Text Format, and PDF. Items can also be converted into braille or audio versions. You can contact the Student Disability Team for advice about what alternative format to choose.

For more information about alternative formats please visit the borrowing, returning and reservations page and read the information under 'Are alternative formats available?'

Email the Salomons Library team to discuss options and alternatives.


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