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Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2020     Views: 28

Often, researchers know they need only a portion of a book because they have access to the table of contents online or have seen a citation for material in another work. Thus, they request a "Copy" to be made from the material via ILL.  A "Copy" request means that a copy of the material is being made, either through scanning in the print version or downloading from a database. It is typically a quicker turnaround time because no snail mail does not have to be involved (though sometimes, depending on what is being copied, it will be mailed instead).

To place such a request, follow the steps outlined in this FAQ but, when you get to the request screen where the information about your item populates, you can select the "Article/Copy" button instead of the default "Book" button. There, you will be able to request a scan of the portion you need. This is the button you need to select if you just want a copy from a book: 

Request example

For the "Article Title" field, use the Chapter title. Or, you can leave it blank and put in page ranges. The more information the better, but we can always try to work around unknown info!