Request scanned articles & chapters

Scan & Deliver

Need a book chapter or article scanned? Tisch Library, SMFA Library, and Lilly Music Library will do it for you!

Using Scan & Deliver

Once you find an item you need, log in 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 also request scans through JumboSearch by looking up the item you need and clicking "Request Scanned Chapter or Pages," which will take you to the ILLiad request form.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take?

On average, 1-2 business days.

How much of an item can I have scanned? 

It can vary, but copyright guidelines only allow us to scan one or two chapters at most, and no more than 20% of a book’s total number of pages, whichever comes first. 

Does the library scan material from books on Reserve?

Tisch Library, Lilly Music Library and SMFA Library are not currently scanning material on Reserve. Please visit the information and circulation desk to borrow Reserves materials in person.

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 public scanner in the library to do this yourself. 

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

Please request scans through our interlibrary loan (ILL) system, ILLiad. 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. 

More information about Scan & Deliver

Call 617-627-6768; email or contact an ILL staff member.

For scanning projects that are larger than a chapter or article, in a different medium such as photos or video, or for material not from Tisch's collections, see our Digitization page.