Scan and Deliver: Bringing the Library to your inbox
Overview of service
Need something from the Library? Try Scan and Deliver. It's a free electronic document delivery service for staff and students at the University of St Andrews. Submit a request for material held in the Main Library & Libary Store and we will scan a journal article or 10% of a work (typically a book chapter) and deliver it to your email.
If you are an undergraduate student, the item you are looking for might already be available in your reading list.
Who can use this service?
The Scan and Deliver service is freely available to all staff and students.
What can be requested?
- One article from any one issue of a journal
- Book chapter or 10% of a work
- 10% of a newspaper
- 10% of printed music
- A poem from an anthology
What is Scan and Deliver?
When you search for library materials using Library Search you can now request to have a scan sent to your email. For example
For each request supported by a declaration form, we can provide a scan of:
a) one article from any one issue of a journal, or
b) up to 10% of a book e.g. a chapter
However, some material is a little trickier and would fall outwith these parameters, e.g.
- books made up of multiple individual works e.g. anthologies of poems or collections of short stories
- photographic books
- items too fragile or brittle for scanning
We will let you know if your request cannot be fulfilled for whatever reason, and will supply the print copy as an alternative.
Library store material