Scan and Deliver: Bringing the Library to your inbox

How to use the Library's Scan and Deliver service - get journal articles or 10% of a work sent straight to your email

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, JF Allen Library or St Mary's College Library 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
  • atlases
  • 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

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Scan and Deliver Contact Information

University of St Andrews Library
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9TR
Phone: 01334 462304
Email address:

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