How to request a digitisation v.1

If you are a member of staff and would like to make a digital copy of a book chapter, journal article or magazine available to a group of students then the Library will arrange this for you.

Please do not scan published material yourself and upload pdfs to Moodle. These will not get reported to the CLA (a requirement of our licence) and are likely to infringe copyright.

By using our Request Digitisation service:


In order to be able to request a digitisation you must be a List Publisher within Talis Aspire. If you would like to set this up then please contact your Faculty Librarian.

Find the item on your Reading List that you would like to be digitised and select the Request Digitisation button.

You should then receive an immediate response indicating whether the item has copyright clearance and can therefore be scanned. If clearance is granted, Library staff will see this on Digitised Content and will proceed to arrange for the item to be scanned. Items that aren’t in stock may be obtained as copyright cleared copies from the British Library.

Once the digital copy has been obtained, Library staff will upload it to Digitised Content and the system will notify you by email that the copy is ready.

If the request is rejected for any reason then Digitised Content will inform you by email. Reasons for rejection include:

For further information about Digitised Content, please contact either Tel. 3630 or Tel. 3655