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Faculty Services

Scanning Policies

Before instructors place a request for scanning, we ask that they explore the alternate options as listed above. The library is continuing to list our reserves textbooks with links to the online versions where available.  However, we realize that alternate options may not always be available. Please review the following spreadsheets to see if your textbook is currently available online:


Online Options for Summer 2020 Textbooks (ACCT - HEAL)

Online Options for Summer 2020 Textbooks (HIST - SPAN)

Online Options for Spring 2020 Books Previously on Closed Reserves
Online Options for Spring 2020 Books Previously on Open Reserves 


If your textbook is not available online, instructors may place a scanning request by filling out the scanning request form below. ​The Library will only process scanning requests for reserve items coming from instructors.  Students making requests will be directed to their instructors.  It is far more efficient for the Library to fulfill a scanning request from one instructor, than for us to handle multiple student requests for the same class. 


We have the following caveats:

  • Scans will be limited to the readings required for the first 1-2 weeks or 10% of the book, whichever is greater; this is due to copyright limitations. 

  • Scanning will likely not be a total solution for student textbook access.  Rather, the service is intended to give students time to purchase or rent the required text, while allowing them to keep up with their course work.  

  • Scans should be posted in Canvas, so only enrolled students can access the content. 

  • Scans should only be posted while the campus is shut down. Once we reopen the physical libraries, instructors should remove the scanned documents. 

  • The Library will not scan items if we identify that an alternative means of access is available online. 

  • We will not scan entire books.   

  • The Library will continue to look for electronic versions of required textbooks and will notify instructors when we are able to acquire the material. 

  • The Library will need up to a week to process the request, due to continued campus closure. This will allow us to limit staff time on campus and attempt to group requests together.