Library & Research Help

Requesting Digitization

If you would like a portion of a book in any of the library's collections (except Archives) to be digitized, or a scan of an article available in print or microfilm in the library, follow the instructions below to place a digitization request.

Please note: due to the Fair Use exception of copyright law, only limited amounts (one chapter or 10%) of a book can be requested to be digitized (scanned) and provided by email.

1. Search Esearch

Search Esearch for the item from which you want a section digitized:

esearch search box example

2. Access the item's detailed record

Click the item's title in Esearch to access its detailed record:

Esearch title example

3. Sign In

Look for the "Sign In" link under "Get It" and use your NetID and password to access the system:

Example of sign in link

4. Click on Digitization

Choose the "Digitization" option under "Get It". This opens the digitization request form.

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5. Fill in the digitization request form

Fill in the form with as much information as possible. Use the comment field to add more details if needed:

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To find chapter titles or page numbers, scroll down to the "Details" heading on the book’s record, or click "details" in the sidebar and scroll down to view the contents:

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6. Receive your file

Once we receive your digitization request, we will send a confirmation email to your emich address within three business days. Soon after this, you will receive an email with your digitized chapter or article, in PDF format.

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