Please note: During the College and Library closure due to COVID-19, most items are not accessible to be scanned. If staff cannot complete your scan or storage request, it will be converted to an Interlibrary Loan Request.
Please note: The form to make ILL requests has changed as part of a system upgrade.
Please be aware that notifications about these requests are sent from worldcat.org to your Emerson email address. You can indicate a different email address for notifications about these requests in your Profile.
To assist you in your individual research, Iwasaki Library staff can scan selections from the items in our collections for you. In accordance with copyright law, selections must constitute only small portions of the work; in most cases, this means one article in a periodical or one chapter of a book per request. Most scan requests can be completed within 3 business days.
All current Emerson students, faculty, and staff may submit scan requests. You can submit up to 5 requests per day; please submit them in order of priority.
Some items are not eligible for the scanning service, including:
Iwasaki Library is piloting a Reserves Scanning service for Fall 2020, to increase access to Reserve texts while reducing exposure risk in the library. Students may make up to three (3) Reserves Scan requests per day, in addition to regular scanning services. To indicate that your request is for a Reserve item needed for class, type "Reserve" in the Comments field of the Scans & Storage Request Form.
Some Emerson items are stored in staff-only areas or in off-site storage. Current Emersonians may request access to these items through the Scans & Storage Request Form. Please note that most of these items are for in-library-use only.
In-House Storage items typically are retrieved within 3-5 business days; Off-Site Storage items typically arrive at Emerson within 7-10 business days. Note: due to COVID-19-related closures, these items may be significantly delayed.