Requesting Scans to Support Remote Teaching

Because UO Libraries is temporarily closed, we are unable to provide access to a traditional print/media Course Reserves collection at any of our locations. In lieu of this service, instructors can submit requests to have resources (UO Libraries' or their own) scanned that are required for remote teaching and learning.  Files will be made available in ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery requesting system, and can be shared via Canvas or other means for instruction purposes only. Due to limited resources and copyright compliance considerations, requests that amount to more than 20% of a work generally cannot be fulfilled, and requests should be submitted at the article or chapter level whenever possible. Please consult your Subject Specialist Librarian if you need a considerable portion of a work scanned to see if it can be purchased in electronic format.

Please note, we are only able to scan print material. If you need media digitized to support remote teaching, please contact your Subject Specialist Librarian

Personal Material

Any new non-UO material will be quarantined for three days prior to processing. Please keep this in mind as you select a "Need by Date," and prioritize and stagger requests accordingly.

To submit a request:

  1. Log in to your ILLiad account
  2. Select the "Document Delivery > Scanning Request" option in the Main Menu
  3. Fill out request form and click the "Submit Request" button
  4. Be sure to include your return street address in the "Notes" field; all material will be mailed back to you via FedEx
  5. If you need multiple scans from the same item, we can hang on to it for you while you prioritize and stagger requests throughout the term; simply indicate more requests will be coming in the "Notes" field; if we already have your material, let us know that, too 
  6. Clearly mark material and mail to Knight Library (Knight Library Access Services, 1501 Kincaid St., Eugene OR 97403) or drop off in the Knight Library book drop
  7. You will be notified when the file is available via ILLiad; files will be available for download for 30 days 

UO Material

If you know we own the material you need scanned for remote teaching, you can follow the instructions above (same form!). If you determine the Libraries owns the article you have discovered in LibrarySearch or one of our electronic databases, simply click the "Document Delivery" or "FindText" button within the article record. You will be prompted to log in to ILLiad and the request form should auto-populate.

Copyright Statement

The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries are authorized to create a photocopy or other reproduction of copyrighted material for its patrons or the patrons of other libraries. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a patron submits a request for and later uses a photocopy or reproduction provided by a library for purposes in excess of fair use, they may be liable for copyright infringement. UO Libraries reserves the right to refuse to submit duplication requests to other libraries if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would result in a violation of copyright law.


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