Need a Book Chapter or Journal article? Use our Scan and Deliver service

Scan & Deliver is an electronic document delivery service which enables you to obtain scans of book chapters or journal articles via email from the Bodleian Libraries’ print collections.

The service was rolled out more widely in response to the pandemic to support students and researchers working remotely. Since June 2020 (when staff came back on-site after the first Lockdown), 1500 scans have been processed by SSL staff members.

Using the Service

One request for a scan can be made per day via SOLO.

Requests are normally fulfilled within five working days, Monday-Friday. This excludes weekends and any University holidays.

The service is currently free.

Placing a Request

It comprises two separate request routes:

  • OffsiteScan for items in off-site storage/closed stacks
  • LibraryScan for items on the open shelves of libraries
  • OffsiteScan is available to both University and Bodleian Reader card holders.
  • LibraryScan is available to current members of the University with a SSO only

You can place a Scan and Deliver request through SOLO.

OffsiteScan requests:

  1. Log in using your Oxford Single Sign On (SSO) or non-Oxford Member (Bodleian Reader) login
  2. Locate the relevant item record
  3. In the ‘Find and Request’ section of the record select ‘Scan & Deliver’.

LibraryScan requests:

  1. Log in using your Oxford Single Sign On (SSO)
  2. Locate the relevant item record
  3. In the ‘Export Options’ section of the record select ‘LibraryScan’
  4. If an OffsiteScan is available, please choose this over a LibraryScan.

Watch the Scan & Deliver Training Video which will guide you through the process.

 

 

 

 

Scan and Deliver: How to request a scan of a book chapter or journal article

Side profile of an open laptop with a book on top of it with the pages splayedIf you need to consult a book chapter or journal article, from collections held in the Social Science Library (or other Bodleian Libraries), use the Scan & Deliver service.

Scan & Deliver is an electronic document delivery service which enables you to obtain scans of book chapters or journal articles from the Bodleian Libraries’ print collections.

It comprises of two separate request routes:

  • OffsiteScan for items in off-site storage/closed stack
  • LibraryScan for items on the open shelves of libraries
  • OffsiteScan is available to both University and Bodleian Reader card holders.
  • LibraryScan is available to current members of the University with a SSO only

One request for a scan can be made per day via SOLO.

For full details of how to place a request, see here.

You can also view our short training video that demonstrates how to use the service.

Scan and Deliver is now available

Scan & Deliver is now available.

This is an electronic document delivery service providing scans of chapters or articles from the Bodleian Libraries’ print collections, including those in the Social Science Library.

Current members of the University can log onto SOLO with their Single Sign-On to see an “OffsiteScan” request button for items held in offsite storage, and a “LibraryScan” request button for items held by libraries offering the scanning service.

Bodleian Reader Card-holders can log onto SOLO with their Bodleian Libraries username and password  to make “OffsiteScan” requests.

For more information see here.