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What is Request Scan?
Who can use Request Scan?
How do I use Request Scan?
Can I request more than one chapter or article on the request form?
How many requests may I submit?
How quickly do requests arrive?
Are there limits on what can be scanned?
Staff will copy a specific article or book chapter as long as this does not exceed fair use guidelines. Staff will process one chapter or article per request. Please submit requests for each specific article or book chapter needed on a separate request form.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of the photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.