Scan on Demand

Bentley's Scan on Demand is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables Faculty and Online Learners to request and obtain digital scans of journal articles and book chapters from the Library’s print collections.


Current Faculty and Faculty on Sabbatical.

Enrolled students studying 100% remotely in Fall 2020.

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What the Service Includes

Digital scans of journal articles and book chapters from the Library’s print collections.

How Scan on Demand Works

Request material, just as you would place an Interlibrary Loan request. The more information provided, the quicker your request will be filled.

Turnaround Time

Materials are generally delivered electronically to your ILL account within 2 or 3 days. You will receive an email when your request is ready.

Request Limits

A maximum of five requests per day will be processed. Staff will process the first five requests in your queue. Volume permitting, staff will process additional requests. Prioritize your requests by submitting the articles you need the most first.

What the Service Does Not Include

Materials in fragile condition or items that are tightly bound might not be able to be scanned.


There are no fees for the patron for article requests.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” (as defined by the U.S. Copyright Office) that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Therefore, Bentley University reserves the right to refuse a request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would violate copyright law

For questions, email or call 781.891.2301