Submit your request through the Semester Books Submission Form. Attach a complete syllabus that includes all the readings that you'd like posted to Stellar clearly marked.
Be sure to include:
We will accept partial reading lists (i.e., readings for the first 5 weeks of the semester) as long as they contain all of the information listed above.
If you don't have a Stellar site, you can request a Stellar site through IS&T. If you encounter technical issues when accessing Stellar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report your problem.
Please note: This service provides materials to support courses with Stellar sites. Please see our Scan & Deliver page for information on how to request article/chapter scanning and delivery from on-campus collections for individual MIT faculty, staff, and students.
Fair use provisions of the copyright law allow use of copyrighted materials on a limited basis for specific purposes without the permission of the copyright holder. To comply with fair use, the Libraries will generally scan and post onto Stellar no more than 10% or one chapter from a single book (depending on the work), and no more than one article per issue of a journal.
Yes. When you submit your request through the Semester Books Submission Form, be sure to include a complete bibliographic citation, and add a note to indicate you'll be providing a photocopy. Then, just drop the photocopy off at any library service desk.
We encourage you to submit reserve requests as soon as possible to ensure that material is available to students when they need it.
Photocopies should meet these guidelines:
We will not scan materials that are illegible or incomplete.
We scan all materials at 300dpi, and create a searchable PDF file.
There is no cost to digitize e-reserve materials in Stellar.
However, if you're using another course management system, you will be charged for scanning. Please contact the Libraries' Document Services department at email@example.com for pricing information.