Request postal photocopies and scans

Due to the closure of the Main Library during the Covid-19 health situation, postal scans and photocopies are currently unavailable. We are unable to say at this time when the service will resume. The normal details of the service can be found below and we will update this page and allow online requests again as soon as services reopen.

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.


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