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Request SCANit

About:

SCANit is a free document delivery service for Cornell Law students and faculty. Students and faculty who would like to make a SCANit request should first obtain the material by requesting the item to be scanned be delivered to the law circulation desk.  Once the material has been obtained, students and faculty can send in a SCANit request.

Scanned items are delivered electronically in PDF format within two business days of the request.

How to place a request:

1) Obtain your material: Locate the item in the library catalog, then use the ‘Request’ button to have the item delivered to the Law Library circulation desk from any library on campus.  If the material is not available at Cornell, request it through either InterLibrary Loan or Borrow Direct.  If the book you would like scanned is from the Law Library and you find it on your own, please bring the book to the circulation desk and leave it with the circulation assistant.  Include a note that states your name, email address, the pages you would like scanned and, if applicable, the journal you are working with.

2) Request Scan:  Once you receive an email informing you that the item you requested has arrived at the circulation desk, forward that email to lawlibscanit@cornell.edu with instructions regarding which pages are to be scanned.

The scanned item will be delivered to you electronically via email or Box within two business days. During periods of high volume requests (e.g. during sourcing assignments), requests will be filled as staff time permits.  If your request is part of a pattern of requests that violates copyright (e.g. you request multiple chapters of the same book), your request will be denied.

ScanIt requests are subject to the following restrictions:

Copyright

  • 1 article per issue
  • 1 chapter per book or 10% of a publication -whichever has fewer pages
  • Articles are provided for the purpose of private study or research. Any other use may require the permission of the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the requestor to comply with all applicable copyright laws.

Item Type

The following materials are not eligible for SCANit:

  • Items on permanent and course reserve
  • Items held in the Law Library Rare Collections or the Division of Rare Manuscripts
  • Items too fragile or brittle for scanning
  • Microform items held by any other library except the Library Annex
  • Maps
  • Any other non-circulating items that cannot be requested through the catalog to the law circulation desk

Other

  • No archival or publication quality scans will be provided (max 300dpi). Requests for high-resolutions scans should be directed to the Division of Rare Manuscripts.
  • SCANit may be used for academic purposes only. Students may not submit requests for materials related to employment unless working for a professor.

Questions?

Contact us at lawlibscanit@cornell.edu.

SCANit Flowchart
Check the Catalog. Does Cornell Own the Item? Check the Catalog. Does Cornell own the Item? - Yes Does the Law Library Own It? Does the Law Library own it? - Yes Do you want to grab the book yourself? Do you want to grab the book yourself? - Yes Bring it to the Circulation Desk once you have retrieved it from the stacks Do you want to grab the book yourself? - No Click the Red "Request" button and Select the Law Library as Pickup Location. DO NOT CLICK the White "Request a Scan" button OR include scanning request in "Notes" Field Does the Law Library own it? - No Check the Catalog. Does Cornell own the item? - No Order through ILL or Borrow Direct. Contact a reference library for assistance After ordering through ILL or Borrow Direct. After requesting pickup at the Law Library After bringing a book to the Circulation Desk Order the Item Request Scan Tell Circulation Staff your request. After telling Circulation Staff your request Did you receive an email notifying you that the item is at the Law Circulation Desk? (Allow 2 days) After contacting lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance Did you receive an email notifying you that the item is at the Law Circulation Desk? (Allow 2 days) - No Did you receive an email notifying you that the item is at the Law Circulation Desk? (Allow 2 days) - Yes Forward email to lawlibscanit@cornell.edu with your scanning request Did you receive an email notifying you that the item arrived? (up to 4 days Borrow Direct, 14 days Interlibrary Loan) - Yes Did you receive an email notifying you that the item arrived? (up to 4 days Borrow Direct, 14 days Interlibrary Loan) - No Contact ils@cornell.edu for assistance After contacting ils@cornell.edu for assistance Did you receive an email notifying you that the item arrived? (up to 4 days Borrow Direct, 14 days Interlibrary Loan) Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance Forward email to lawlibscanit@cornell.edu with your scanning request - Yes After contacting lawlibscanit@cornell.edu after 2 business days Contact lawlibscanit@cornell.edu Has it been 2 business days? - Yes Has it been 2 business days? - No Scans can take up to 2 business days, sometimes longer Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu - No Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance - Yes Congratulations! You've successfully used SCANit. Make sure to grab your book from the Circulation Desk within 3 days Receive Scan

Check the Catalog. Does Cornell Own the Item?

Check the Catalog. Does Cornell own the Item? - Yes

Does the Law Library Own It?

Does the Law Library own it? - Yes

Do you want to grab the book yourself?

Do you want to grab the book yourself? - Yes

Bring it to the Circulation Desk once you have retrieved it from the stacks

Do you want to grab the book yourself? - No

Click the Red "Request" button and Select the Law Library as Pickup Location. DO NOT CLICK the White "Request a Scan" button OR include scanning request in "Notes" Field

 

 

Does the Law Library own it? - No

Check the Catalog. Does Cornell own the item? - No

Order through ILL or Borrow Direct. Contact a reference library for assistance

After ordering through ILL or Borrow Direct.

After requesting pickup at the Law Library

After bringing a book to the Circulation Desk

Order the Item

Request Scan

Tell Circulation Staff your request.

After telling Circulation Staff your request

Did you receive an email notifying you that the item is at the Law Circulation Desk? (Allow 2 days)

After contacting lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance

Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance

Did you receive an email notifying you that the item is at the Law Circulation Desk? (Allow 2 days) - No

Did you receive an email notifying you that the item is at the Law Circulation Desk? (Allow 2 days) - Yes

Forward email to lawlibscanit@cornell.edu with your scanning request

Did you receive an email notifying you that the item arrived? (up to 4 days Borrow Direct, 14 days Interlibrary Loan) - Yes

Did you receive an email notifying you that the item arrived? (up to 4 days Borrow Direct, 14 days Interlibrary Loan) - No

Contact ils@cornell.edu for assistance

After contacting ils@cornell.edu for assistance

Did you receive an email notifying you that the item arrived? (up to 4 days Borrow Direct, 14 days Interlibrary Loan)

Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance

Forward email to lawlibscanit@cornell.edu with your scanning request - Yes

After contacting lawlibscanit@cornell.edu after 2 business days

Contact lawlibscanit@cornell.edu

Has it been 2 business days? - Yes

Has it been 2 business days? - No

Scans can take up to 2 business days, sometimes longer

Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu - No

Contact lawcirc@cornell.edu for assistance - Yes

Congratulations! You've successfully used SCANit. Make sure to grab your book from the Circulation Desk within 3 days

Receive Scan