Request postal photocopies and scans

This service is available to all University of Birmingham staff and students in the UK. It is not open to anyone external to the University.

This service applies to scan requests for items held on the open shelves only in the Main Library and all site libraries and we currently charge £2.00 per scan for this service. Material held in Research Reserve can be requested separately. 

  • Please fill in this form clearly and supply required information as fully as possible. Please check that material has not already been included in your course pack.
  • A fee of £2.00 per is chargeable for the request of a photocopy or scan of a book chapter or article. You can either fill in the online form below or download the PDF version (229KB) and post it to us. Once we have processed your order, we will contact you with the final cost and instructions for payment. Secure payment can be made online using a credit or debit card, or by sending a cheque. We cannot take payment using card details sent through the post.
  • When requesting photocopies or scans, for copyright reasons you cannot request more than one article from a journal issue or one chapter of a book.

Copyright declaration

By ticking the box in the form below, you declare that:

1. I have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same material by you or any other librarian.

2. I will not use this copy except for non-commercial research or private study and will not supply a copy of it to any other person; and

3. to the best of my knowledge no other person with whom I work or study has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

4. I understand that if the declaration is false in a material particular the copy supplied to me by you will be an infringing copy and that I shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself.

5. If this item is to be supplied by an electronic method (which includes facsimile transmission) I will retain only a single paper copy and destroy any electronic copies after printing. 

  • Your details
  • Name
  • I am a student or member of staff at the University of Birmingham (this service is not open to people external to the University)
  • Copyright declaration
  • Your request
    Photocopy/scan details
  • Please specify your delivery method:



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