Request a PDF of a Journal Article or a Book Chapter

Scan and Deliver

Andover-Harvard Theological Library is participating in a new service of the Harvard University libraries called "Scan and Deliver." Scan and Deliver is a free service that will deliver scanned articles or chapters from materials at the Harvard Depository and participating libraries to researchers' desktops.

How Does It Work?

You should start with a citation that includes the author, title, source, and page numbers of the journal article or chapter. Search for the source in either HOLLIS or HOLLIS Classic. On the availability screen, a Scan & Deliver link will show next to the item if it is eligible for this service. You will need to be authenticated through the Harvard PIN server and fill out a request form. Library staff will receive that form, scan the article or chapter if it is available, and upload it to a server. When it is available, you will receive an email message with a link to the document in PDF format.

You will need to register for this service, which you may do when you make your first request. You will need to make the request again after registration. You will not be required to enter your personal information for subsequent requests.

You will also need to have Adobe Reader to read the PDF; download it free.

Important Points About This Service

  • You may make a request for only one article of a journal issue or one chapter of a book.
  • There is a limit of two requests per day.
  • If an article or a book is already available electronically, it will be faster for you to get it that way.
  • The request may take up to four business days to be filled.
  • If an item is checked out or missing or too fragile, it cannot be scanned.

Legal Restrictions

You may not reproduce or distribute the scan by electronic transmission or by any other means. This is covered by the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code, Section 108), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. A library reserves the right to refuse to accept a scan order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.