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You may order an electronic copy of many items held in the Bodleian Libraries closed stacks using our Scan and Deliver service.  

To use the service you must place an order in SOLO.  The item will be then be scanned by staff at our closed stack as a black and white pdf document at 300 dpi. You will receive a link to download the item by email. This service is charged at £4.75 per scan.

Please note that the copy is supplied for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and it should not be used for any other purpose. 

Find out more about:

What you can order

You can use Scan and Deliver to order

  • One article from a single issue of a periodical or journal.   You may order several articles from the same periodical but each one must be from a different issue.
  • One chapter or 5% of a book

Please note:

  • The scan and deliver service is only available for items held in our closed stack at Swindon.  6 million items are currently eligble.
  • Some older and rare items are not eligible for scanning on conservation grounds
  • Scanned copies are supplied for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and should not be used for any other purpose

Who may order, passwords & payment

To order scans you will need:

Ordering & collecting your scans

  1. Sign on on to SOLO with your Oxford Single Sign on (SS0).   > How to sign on to SOLO
  2. Search SOLO in the usual way. To order an item, click on the Locations tab and choose Scan & Deliver.  
    Note - this option is only available for eligible items held in the closed stacks.



  3. Fill in the page/chapter numbers of the the article or chapter you wish to order.    If possible, also fill in the title of the article/chapter  (Additional Title) and the author (Additional Author).



  4. Check that your email address is correct. If you prefer to use a different address tick Alternate email 
  5. Enter your PCAS username and password and click submit order.   At this stage you can also check your PCAS balance, set up or top up a PCAS account.  Please note: your PCAS account will not be debited until the scan has been made.      > Find out more about PCAS
  6. Once your scan has been made you will receive an email from the Scan & Deliver team (scan@bodleian.ox.ac.uk). Follow the link in the email to download the scanned document. You will be able to use the link for 14 days.   Please note that the copy is supplied for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and it should not be used for any other purpose.  

More information & contacts

Find out more about our Scan and Delivery service

Contact the Scan and Delivery Team