- The Library

Library Scanning Service for Academic Staff

Copyright compliant full text digital copies of core readings

How to use the Scanning Service

Login and request a scanned document

You will need to give the following information:

This information must be recorded for all copies made under the CLA scanning licence. Failure to supply this information can cause delay.

How much full text can I include in Moodle?

If the reading you need is available in the Library's e-book or e-journal collections, you can link directly to it from Moodle.  For help in providing stable links, please refer to Linking to Library Resources or contact Tom Brumfit, Information Librarian for Document Delivery .

If the reading you need is not already available electronically, we can usually scan:

We will provide you with a link to the scanned reading to include in your Moodle unit area.

There is no limit on the number of scanned readings per unit. 

The Licence should not be used to facilitate the substitution of a course textbook - please refer to the CLA Guidelines

How long does it take?

We ask for 4 weeks' notice. When a print copy of the book/journal required is on the shelf in the Library, we can often supply scans more quickly.

If you're working to a deadline, let us know – we will do our best to supply the readings you need in time.

Why can't I make digital copies for Moodle myself?

Unless you hold the copyright of a text, or have explicit permission from the copyright holder, making a copy available in Moodle is likely to contravene copyright.

The University holds a Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA) licence which grants limited permission to designated persons (i.e. library staff) to scan copyright protected publications for use in teaching.

The Library Scanning Service:

We provide high quality scans that include all the information students need to reference the reading accurately.



If you have questions about:

...please contact your Subject Librarian or Tom Brumfit, Information Librarian Document Delivery.  Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Copyright Licencing Agency for more general information relating to CLA Licencing.