Working Remotely? Need a Book Chapter or Journal Article? Use our Scan & 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), 3000 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 seven 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.

Receive your Request

Once your request has been completed, your scan will be posted on a server and you will receive an email including a link to the scan. Your request will be available to access for 14 days.

Files are retained for 28 days, so please contact us as soon as possible if you need us to restore your file after the 14 day period has passed.

Your Scan and Deliver request is for individual research use only, and may not be shared, distributed or posted elsewhere online.

 

 

Take the SSL home with you

A white house by the sea. The sea is in the back ground and in front heather on fields.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 11 October 2022 (1st Week of Michaelmas Term). However, if you have any books out on loan that you no longer need, please do return them to us before you leave.

If you are an Oxford University student and need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Open laptop with an open book on it.Remote access via SOLO

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries SOLO Guide for further information.

ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online)

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online articles and e-books can be accessed there.

Staff member scanning a book on our scanner.Scan & Deliver

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

Note that it won’t be possible to place Scan & Deliver requests using SOLO from 16-23 August. This is while we move to a new library system behind the scenes, so we advise placing your requests either before 16 August or after 24 August.

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on itFor more details on the above, and to find out about further resources available remotely, consult the Bodleian Libraries Online and Remote Access webpage.

August Bank Holiday Closure Period

The SSL will be closed over the August Bank Holiday period as follows:

  • Saturday 27 August – CLOSED
  • Sunday 28 August – CLOSED
  • Monday 29 August – CLOSED

We will re-open on Tuesday 30 August from 9am to 7pm. See the SSL homepage for our full opening hours.

We look forward to seeing you at the start of Michaelmas Term. Enjoy your Summer break!

 

Take the SSL home with you: Ways to access library materials remotely

A field full of yellow flowers. On the horizon is a house, surrounded by trees. Behind are blue skies. In the sky the words 'Take the SSL home with you' is written.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 26 April 2022 (1st Week of Trinity Term). However, if you have any books out on loan that you no longer need, please do return them to us before you leave.

If you are an Oxford University student and need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Open laptop with an open book on it.Remote access via SOLO

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries SOLO Guide for further information.

ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online)

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online articles and e-books can be accessed there.

Staff member scanning a book on our scanner.Scan & Deliver

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

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on itFor more details on the above, and to find out about further resources available remotely, consult the Bodleian Libraries Online and Remote Access webpage.

A wire basket on a table, surrounded by yellow tulips. In the basket is moss with speckled Easter eggs on top of it.

Easter Closure Period

The SSL will be closed over the Easter holiday period from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April (these dates are inclusive). We will re-open on Monday 18 April from 9am to 7pm. See the SSL homepage for our full opening hours.

 

Take the SSL home with you: ways to access library materials remotely

A house with 2 trees next to it in a snowy landscape. Above the house are written the words Take the SSL home with youOur books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 18 January 2022. However, if you have any books out on loan that you no longer need, please do return them to us before you leave.

If you are an Oxford University student and need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Open laptop with an open book on it.Remote access via SOLO

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries SOLO Guide for further information.

ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online)

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online articles and e-books can be accessed there.

Staff member scanning a book on our scanner.

Scan & Deliver

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

Note that this service will unavailable between 22 December to the 3 January (dates inclusive).

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on it

For more details on the above, and to find out about further resources available remotely, consult the Bodleian Libraries Online and Remote Access webpage.

 

A wooden floor with presents, Christmas decorations, pine cones, stars and fried oranges on it. Above them are the words SSL Christmas Closure Period Fri 24 Dec to Mon 3 January (Dates Inclusive)

The SSL will be closed over the Christmas period from Friday 24 December to Monday 3 January (these dates are inclusive).

Take the SSL home with you: ways to access library materials remotely

A house sat in the middle of green and yellow fields and trees.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

If you are an Oxford University student and need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Open laptop with an open book on it.

Remote access via SOLO

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries SOLO Guide for further information.

ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online)

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online articles and ebooks can be accessed there.

Staff member scanning a book on our scanner.

Scan & Deliver

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

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on it

For more details on the above, and to find out about further resources available remotely, consult the Bodleian Libraries Online and Remote Access webpage.

New Scan and Deliver Training Video

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.

A new Scan & Deliver Training Video is now available to 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.

Take the SSL on Holiday: Ways to access library materials remotely

Green fir branches from a Christmas tree laid on a flat wooden surface with pine cones, red heart and gold star decorations and a sprinkling of snow. Underneath are the words Take the SSL on Holiday.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation, all will be due back on Friday 29 January (2nd week of Hilary Term).

If you need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSLeReadings provides scans of selected articles & book chapters on undergraduate reading lists we support, that are not available in e-books or e-journals.

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online article and ebooks can be accessed there.

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Note that this service will not be available during our Christmas closure period (Tues 22 December to Sunday 3 January). The final date for submitting requests before our closure will be 5:00pm Thursday 17 December. The service will resume when our library reopens on Monday 4 January.

Festive image of parcels and decorations with Christmas closure period: Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 (dates inclusive)

Scan and Deliver: Request a scan of a book chapter or journal article

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.

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