Scanning and Books by Mail


Scan on Demand is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables the Yale Law School community to request and obtain electronically portions of books or journal articles from the library’s collections. Requests should be made directly from the item record in our catalog, by simply clicking on the ‘Scan and Deliver’ button. Requested documents will be scanned and delivered within 1-2 business days.

Please note the following:

  • Requests may be made for personal use only and are limited to two chapters from a book, or two articles from a journal, or up to 50-pages of other material, subject to copyright limitations
  • Requests are fulfilled within 2 business days, but are generally much faster
  • Microfilm, rare books and already checked-out items are not eligible

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact the Access Services Librarian, Julian sends e-mail) x.29616

Scanning is only available to our current students.

Deliver on Demand:

The library mail books to your home (or wherever you need them), when you can’t make it into the library to pick up material in person via our Deliver on Demand service. 

To request a book directly from our Morris catalog, click on the button: MAIL IT TO ME. To make a request from our Encore catalog, click on MORE RESOURCES, then click on MAIL IT TO ME.

You can also simply email the details (including, of course, the delivery address): sends e-mail). If you need a book from the Yale University Library Orbis catalog, you will need to take this approach, as they have no request button.

For more information about our on demand services including pricing and time frames see The Small Print.