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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service through which Emerson College faculty, students, and staff can borrow materials not owned by the Iwasaki Library from partner libraries and institutions.

What is Scan and Send?

Scan and Send is a service through which Emerson College faculty, students, and staff can request PDF versions of Emerson-owned print articles and book chapters sent to them via email. Delivery takes 1-3 days. Only 1 chapter per book may be requested. Ebooks, microfilm, and items on reserve are not eligible for Scan and Send. 

**Due to the COVID-19 situation: Please note that if our physical library is closed, we cannot access our materials to scan them. However, we will do our best to find online versions.**

Storage and Scan & Send Request

**Please note: The format to make ILL requests has changed as part of a system upgrade.

Make a request for either of two purposes: 1) request scanned articles or book chapters found in Emerson's online databases or in Emerson's print collection, or 2) request items from In-House or Off-Site Storage. Use your Emerson account to sign in. 

 

  • In-House Storage items typically are retrieved within 3-5 business days. **Due to the COVID-19 situation: This service may be significantly delayed.**
  • Off-Site Storage items typically arrive at Emerson within 7-10 business days. **Due to the COVID-19 situation: This service may be significantly delayed.**
  • Emerson students, faculty, and staff can submit up to 5 requests per day.
    • Alumni ineligible for Scan and Send service.
  • Please submit requests in order of priority. 
  • Only 1 chapter per book may be scanned.
  • Not eligible for Scan and Send service:
    • Archival and Special Collections with restrictions (copyright or otherwise)
    • Ebooks
    • Masters Theses
    • Microfilm
    • Reserves
  • For assistance with Scan and Send, please contact Stefanie Borntreger, Library Operations Assistant at stefanie_borntreger@emerson.edu.
  • Note: This service is for individual research and study purposes.

You can use Communication Preferences at the bottom of the page in this new system to indicate what email address you prefer for notifications about these requests. If you do not use your Emerson email address, please be aware that notifications are sent from worldcat.org in case those messages accidentally get routed to junk mail or spam folders by your email service provider.