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Request a digitisation

Digitisation requests

For items that are not available as electronic books or journals, the library can prepare high-quality copyright-compliant scans of limited portions of books or journals, linked directly to your reading list. These are referred to as “digitisations”.  Please allow at least 3 weeks for digitisations to be processed.

If you will be requesting a scanned version of a chapter, a journal article, or selected pages, your bookmark in your reading list must have a “chapter layer”. For details, please see 'Add a resource to my Reading List'.

To request a digitisation click the ellipses next to the reading to be digitised and select 'Request digitisation'.

Select ellipsis to request a digitisation


For further copyright information refer to the Copyright Hub.

When you request a digitisation:

  • The 'Start date' and 'End date' fields will be auto-filled for the current year and cannot be changed from this screen. It is unlikely you will need to change these dates, but if you please contact your Senior Learning Librarian.
  • The 'Needed by' field is required, and will depend on the priority of digitisation.

Requesting a digitisation for Academics video

This video demonstrates how to request a digitisation of a chapter or selected pages of a book.