We have launched our ScanninGREquest service for students who are not able to visit our libraries. This service will make extracts from print only books available for essential work, research or study. You can request a chapter from a print book via the book record in LIbrarySearch. If the book is available on our shelves we intend to supply students with this content in five working days.
Due to copyright restrictions, we can only scan one chapter from a book.
LibrarySearch is the Library’s main search tool, allowing you to cross search many of our print and online collections in one place. Use LibrarySearch to discover books, full text journal articles, conference papers and proceedings, reports, ebooks and some audio visual content.
LibrarySearch can also be used to identify references to peer-reviewed articles, books and other documents not currently held by the Library, but which we may be able to obtain for you through our Document Delivery service.
Find the link to LibrarySearch in the My Learning (students) and Learning Support (staff) pages in the portal. Type your keywords in to the Quick LibrarySearch box in Search the Library to get started.
Who can use the ScanninGREquest service?
The service aims to support users who are not able to visit the Library in person to take a book out or collect a reservation.
How do I use the ScanninGREquest service?
Use LibrarySearch to locate the item you need, and if it is showing available and exists only in print you will be able to click on the Request a Scan option in the item record. Make sure you have read and understood the copyright declaration before submitting your request.
If you request material which is currently on loan we will not be able to scan it since reservations are suspended at the moment.
If the book, you have requested content from, has been recently returned, it will take longer for us to produce a scan since recently return items will be stored away for 72 hours until risks of virus transmission has been mitigated.
Once the requested item has been digitised, you will receive an email with a link to a PDF file.
When will my request be available?
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.
Demand is likely to be high in the first days of this service being made available. We would ask for your patience and understanding if we can’t meet your request as quickly as we would like.
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), your request will be automatically cancelled.
Can I share my scan with my peers?
No, the scanned material can only be used for your personal and private study and research only.