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What is Scan on Demand or "digitizing" mean?

If you are off campus, unable to obtain the physical copy of something in our collection, or wish to have a digital copy of an item then you can request a digital copy!

Digitizing materials means taking a portion of a PHYSICAL book or journal and scanning the pages. This creates an IMAGE (PDF) of the item and then allows us to send a copy of the scan to our patrons.


  • This is a free service we offer to our currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.


  • You can request a digital copy of a particular journal article or book chapter through our digitization request button.


  • We will scan the specific pages, upload them, and send them to your email. 

Making a Request

Search for your item through our library catalog using OneSearch

Before making a request

Make sure to check for an available online option for your item either using 

  • OneSearch
  • ebooks
  • databases


If there is not an online version already available make a request by selecting the "Digitization" button

You will be shown an online request form, fill this form out to the best of your ability. Pay special attention to

  • Page numbers
  • Volume number & Issue number (for journals)
  • Chapter number (for books) 

Note that scans are not done over weekends, breaks, or major holidays when the library is closed.

Receiving Items

Your request will be reviewed within 24hrs

Once the request had been reviewed allow us 3-5 business days to fulfill your request. This allows us time to 

  • Locate the item 
  • Ensure the quality of the image
  • Scan the request pages

Once the item has been scanned you will receive an email with instructions on how to view and save your item



Digitization Policies:

  • You can only request 1 chapter from a book or 1 article from a journal for scanning 
  • You are limited to 3 requests per day
  • Limit of 30 pages per scan (we will finish a chapter/article if it is close to the page range)
  • We will inform you if cannot ensure the quality of the scan