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Faculty Guide to the Remote Library

Scanning Requests

PLEASE SEND YOUR LISTS OF REQUIRED READINGS to Ask A Librarian as soon as possible. We have had great success in providing electronic access to many of the requests we receive. For materials that are not available online, librarians will work with each instructor to find alternatives.  

Staffing constraints - and the limits of Fair Use – prevent us from providing a comprehensive scanning service for all materials on reserve.  However, if you have an instructional need that cannot be met by any other means, let us know via Ask A Librarian.  We will support limited on-demand scanning where there is unmet instructional need.

You may also choose to borrow physical items and digitize portions for online delivery.  We strongly encourage you to remember Fair Use guidelines and the campus Accessibility policy (in the Blackboard community "Accessible Classroom: Faculty and Staff Toolkit").  Although the Library does not advise on copyright questions, we can point you toward several useful resources.

Fair Use