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Faculty Support

Digitization Requests

Request a digital PDF of a Book Chapter or Journal Article

RRC Polytech students, staff, and faculty may request scanned excerpts of materials in the library's collection. Scanned copies of the material are sent as PDFs to the requestor via email. Amounts requested must meeting the Guidelines outlined in our P7 Fair Dealing Policy PDF's are provided within 3-5 business days not inclusive of holidays and weekends.

How to request a PDF copy using the request form

  1. Find the item you want an excerpt from in the Library OneSearch
  2. Confirm that the item is Available. Items with a status of Unavailable cannot be scanned.
  3. Complete the request form.

Digitization Form

Digitization Form

Instructors and Faculty PDF copies of personal items

If you are an instructor or faculty member who who requires assistance scanning an excerpt from a book or journal in their personal collection for the purpose of teaching and instruction please complete the request form and deposit the item via the library book drop for scanning. Please affix a note to the item  "ATTN: Digitization Service." the library staff will contact you with instructions for retrieval of your material once scanning is complete.

Please be aware  we will be adhering to public health guidelines and your book may be held for a quarantine period which can delay scanning.

How to request a PDF copy using One Search

1. Locate the book you would like to request a chapter from using the One Search on the library home page. Ensure the item is available and reference the call number.

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2. Click on the title to navigate to the record.

Title Screen Shot


3. Under "Get it" click "Sign in" and use your log in to access the library system.

Sign In process 

4. Now that you are on logged in click on "Digitization".



4. Complete the form and click "Send Digitization Request".

Digitization Form

5. You will receive your PDF copy by e-mail in 3 - 5 business days.