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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the UM Libraries is providing virtual access to the print collections.


UM Libraries (UML) is committed to building student and faculty success. Although we are unable to open our physical libraries, you can now make a request for scanned copies of materials in our physical collections.  Delivery of scanned material will be sent to your University of Manitoba email account (only).

Consider Copyright

  • Digitization is provided in compliance with copyright law. 
  • Generally speaking, no more than 10% of a work can be scanned. 
  • We are unable to scan an entire book; however, we will try to purchase an e-book version, if one is available.
  • See UM Copyright Guidelines for copyright information.

Turn-Around Time

  • 5-7 days for articles or book chapters
  • 7-10 days for the purchase of an e-book (see above copyright note)

If you require something that falls outside of these parameters, please contact your subject librarian to see if there is a possible alternative.

Scanning request instructions

If you need access to material in our physical collections, here’s how to make your request:

  1. Use library search to find desired material.

  1. Once you have the search results, make sure you Sign in to get complete results and to request items.

  1. If the desired  item does not indicate a digital copy is already available, click on the item title.
  2. Click Request from another library. The Book Request form is automatically populated with the item details.

  1. Do you need only a chapter of a book? Select Book Chapter in the left menu.
    Is it a journal article?  Select Article/Journal in the left menu.

  1. Specify the chapter, page range, article, or section needed.
  2. Check the box to accept conditions.

  • Click Submit.

Delivery of scanned content, including any related communications, will be sent to your University of Manitoba email account only.

Help is available

As always, Ask Us or reach out to a subject librarian for assistance, and stay tuned to our update page for the most current libraries’ services information.