Q. How do I request a digitisation of a chapter for my reading list? Are you able to digitise books? 


Under copyright conditions, the normal limits to what we can digitise are one chapter or 10% of a book, whatever is greater, so please do check that the page ranges and chapters that you want fall within this. We cannot digitise entire books. 

To request a digitisation of a chapter, within the reading list you need to click on the three dots next to the item that you want digitised. Next, select ‘request digitisation’. This will generate a form, which you need to fill out. Please ensure that you add the correct page range and chapter name. For information about adding a chapter to a reading list, please refer to the relevant FAQ.

Due to our physical libraries operating on very reduced staffing due to coronavirus, our digitisation service is similarly reduced. Alongside running this reduced service we are also buying ebooks to fulfil chapter needs wherever they are available. 

In addition, this year, we are also allowing staff to produce their own chapter scans, as long as you or your department own the item and it doesn’t exceed copyright limits (usually 10% or 1 chapter, whichever is greater). Once submitted they will be copyright cleared, and you can find guidance about this in the guides section of the Building and Developing Your Reading Lists KEATS page.

If you have never accessed the Libraries and Collections KEATS pages before you will need to enrol on the Libraries and Collections KEATS homepage first of all 


  • Last Updated Aug 03, 2020
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  • Answered By Theo Stubbs

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