Scan on Demand
Scan on Demand is a temporary free service available to only current students and staff at the university.
It enables you to request and obtain scans of book chapters or journal articles from both Holloway and Aldgate Library print collections. Watch this short video on what it is and how it works.
Please visit Special Collections to request scans from these collections.
We have introduced this service to help offset the effect of COVID-19 on your studies and research.
How does it work?
We will scan an extract from a book, or an article from a journal and send it to your London Met email. Please note copyright law prohibits us from scanning more than one chapter of a book or one article per issue of a journal. We cannot scan whole books.
To request a scan please click on the request button below. Make sure you give as much detail as possible.
How many scans can I request?
You can have three active requests at any one time.
How much does the scan service cost?
Nothing. This temporary service is currently being provided for London Met students and staff free of charge. We cannot currently offer this service to alumni or partnership students.
How long will it take to get my scans?
This will depend on the availability of the book you want us to scan – it may be on loan. We will email you the PDF as soon as we can.
I did not receive the scan. Where is it?
We can tell you when we sent you the scan. Please check your Spam folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright law only allows us to send you the scan once.
Can I share my scanned document with other people?
Your scanned document is for individual research use only, and may not be shared, distributed, or posted elsewhere online. The ordering process includes the copyright restrictions, which need agreement before the request can proceed. If other students at London Met need to use the same scan, please ask your lecturer to request a scan for the module reading list.