Article and Chapter Requests

Article and Chapter Requests

Students who are unable to come to the Library in person can request that chapters of print books or articles from print journals are scanned and emailed to you. This page explains the Article and Chapter request service.

Students who are unable to come to the Library in person can ask for journal articles and chapters of books that are only available in hard copy in the Library to be scanned and emailed to you. If you are on campus then we recommend that you browse the Library shelves and scan items in person rather than using the request service. This service is not available to community members including Associate Students and Alumni.

What can be scanned?

  • One article from any issue of a hardcopy journal
  • One chapter (or up to 10% of the total amount of pages, whichever is greater) from a hardcopy book

Please note that these limits are set by UK Copyright law and the Library cannot exceed them.

How can I ask for an item to be scanned?

Before asking for items to be scanned, check your Module Reading List - a digitised version may already be available.

Book Chapter or Journal Article:

  • Go to LibrarySearch, log on with your RGU User ID and password and search for the book from which you wish to have a section scanned. Make sure you select the correct edition if there are several options.
  • Click on the Title of the book and then scroll down to the 'Article Request' or 'Request Options – Article & Chapter Request' link.
  • Fill in the details. Specify the page range or tick the box if you require a full chapter.
  • Click on the Submit or Send Request button.
  • Read and acknowledge the copyright declaration. UK Copyright legislation applies to any scanning request that you make.

How will I receive my items?

Scanned items will be sent to your RGU email address.

What if the Library does not hold the item I need?

If you need materials which are not in library stock nor available online, please see the library’s Inter-Library Loans Service.