NOTE: Scan and Deliver is now Digital Delivery. See the Libraries' COVID-19 page for the latest updates on library services.
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries are currently closed to patrons and only limited staff are allowed in the buildings. Requests for electronic articles and book chapters can be submitted. To expedite delivery, please submit no more than one book chapter per request. Requests for copies of entire books should be submitted via purchase request: https://faq.library.upenn.edu/friendly.php?slug=purchaserequests
What is Request Digital Delivery (Formerly Scan and Deliver)?
Who can use Request Digital Delivery?
How do I use Request Digital Delivery?
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?
Books on Reserve at the various Penn Libraries locations are not eligible for Request Digitial Delivery
Due to copyright guidelines, the Library will not scan unspecified 50 page blocks or more than:
Staff will copy a specific article or book chapter, up to 50 pages, 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.