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Scanning Service

Requesting a PDF Scan

You can request a PDF scan of any print journal article or book chapter we have in the print collections. All you need to do is search our online catalog. You'll see "Request a PDF Scan" buttons on available items. (example) Please note that some items are unable to be scanned due to format, damage, or availability.

For more information, check out our scanning policy below.

Scanning Policy

  • Scanning is available for print materials such as books and print periodicals.  
  • Please allow 3 business days for your scanning request to be processed.
  • Patrons are limited to 10 scanning requests per person per week.
  • Due to copyright limitations, scanning is limited to one article per person per print periodical, or one chapter of a printed book.  If you require a more extensive selection from a book please email and we will attempt to find other options.
  • In rare cases, exceptions to scanning limitations can be made for faculty-requested course reserves.  More information can be found on our Course Reserve Guidelines.
  • If you require the complete contents of a book you may go through the Pratt Institute’s process to gain access to campus and then request the book from our no-contact pickup service, by following the link within the library search results.  
  • If an item is unavailable for scanning, staff will contact you to explain other options.

For any questions about library services feel free to email