Scan to Patron

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading  Processing Request

Person using a computerWhat is Scan-to-Patron and who can use it?

The library will scan and email portions of a physical item to any CU student, faculty, or staff member who lives at least 45 minutes from CU. The scan limitations are as follows:

  1. up to 50 pages of a non-circulating physical item, including periodicals
  2. up to 25 pages of microform
  3. up to 10% or one chapter (whichever is less) of a circulating physical item

How do I make a request?

If you need an item scanned, please contact the library at

How do I get my scan?

If the item is available, the library will find the item, do the scanning, and email the scans to the patron.

What does it cost?


What else do I need to know?

The patron must allow the library 24 hours from the time of the request, not including Saturdays and days closed, to fulfill the request.
Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for patrons with disabilities.

Notice: Warning concerning Copyright Restrictions. The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than 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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.