Scanning & Delivery Services


While the Boston University Libraries branches remain unavailable to users through Summer 2020, the Libraries will provide scanning and electronic document delivery of scanned materials from the Libraries for faculty by request. Faculty who need scanned portions of books and other printed materials held by the BU Libraries for instruction or research should submit a request via the Faculty Scanning Requests Form.

Scanning requests are limited by copyright and policy restrictions. See below for details, and please reach out to Ask a Librarian with any questions.

What can you request?

Scholarly print materials and microforms from Mugar Memorial Library.

Please contact Ask a Librarian ( with requests for materials currently unavailable in our print or microform collection at Mugar.

How will it be delivered?

  • Materials requested to be added to a course list will be made directly available online in your Course Materials reading list.
  • Individual research or supplementary course materials requests will be emailed to you as a link to the scanned materials.