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Yale University Library Launches Scan and Deliver Service

Available now online!

A new library service is now available for members of the Yale Community. Scan and Deliver enables digital access to millions of items in the Yale University Library's general print collections by delivering scans to library users' desktops.

The service, which launches on Tuesday September 4th, allows current Yale faculty, students, and staff – as well as alumni with borrowing privileges – to submit requests for book chapters and journal articles from the ORBIS and MORRIS library catalogs. If an item is eligible for Scan and Deliver, a 'request' link will appear. Requests are then received by library staff members who will locate, retrieve, and scan the materials within two business days. When the request is ready for download, patrons will receive an email containing a link to access the PDF.

Susan Gibbons, Yale University Librarian, commented, "The print collections of Yale University Library are among the best in the world. We believe our Scan and Deliver service will help to ensure that even in a digital age, the Yale community will continue to explore the riches of our print collections".

Scan and Deliver is free of charge to the Yale community. Patrons may submit as many requests as they like, but the service only guarantees to scan one request per individual per day, and the scanning must comply with copyright guidelines, so planning ahead for research needs will be key.

For more information about this new service, please consult the http://guides.library.yale.edu/getit