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Copyright restrictions

All Scan & Deliver requests are subject to copyright restrictions. The following limits are in adherence to fair use guidelines for document delivery:

  • Provided for the purpose of private study and research.   
  • Only one article from a single issue can be provided -- i.e., if we receive requests for multiple articles within a single journal issue, we can only scan one of the articles.    
  • Only one chapter per book can be provided.  Chapter cannot comprise more than 10% of the entire book. If you need more than one chapter, you can request the book be delivered to a campus library.
  • Scanning not provided when digital equivalent is available via MIT Libraries. 
  • Scanning not provided from materials on course reserve.