Scan & Deliver

Using Scan & Deliver

If you need a chapter or article from a book or journal in our collection, request it through our Scan & Deliver service. 

  • If you already know the citation details, log on to ILLiad with your Tufts username and password. 

  • Choose either Article or Book Chapter from the left-hand side menu. 

  • Fill out the form and submit your request. 

  • You can request scans through JumboSearch by looking up the item you need. 

    • Click on the title to open the record, then click Request Scanned Chapter or Pages 

    • This prompts you to log in to ILLiad with your Tufts username and password. 

    • You'll then see the ILLiad request form with the item information already filled out. 

    • Add the details about what you need scanned, and submit the form. 

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take?

1 - 2 business days.

Does the library scan material from books on Reserve?

No, the library is unable to scan material from books on Reserve. You may check out the books on Reserve and use any scanner in the library to scan the chapter you need.

Does the library scan personal copies?

We are unable to make scans from materials that don't belong to the library, but you may use any scanner in the library to do this yourself.

Are there copy limits?

Due to copyright guidelines, the library will not scan more than:

  • Two chapters per book that amount to no more than 20% of the entire book.
  • One article per journal issue that amounts to no more than 20% of the journal issue.

Can I request scans by phone, e-mail, or in person?

Please request scans through ILLiad as outlined above. This sends your request to the appropriate staff member, ensures requests are filled in the order received, and helps us gather statistics about our services.

If you have more questions, contact Séphora (