Instructional scanning

We support instructors by scanning course related materials for inclusion in course sites on UVA Canvas and similar platforms. ISS also provides articles and book excerpts from electronic databases and e-books available through the library catalog (Virgo) when appropriate.

The services of Instructional scanning are intended to support learning, teaching, research, and scholarship and are offered only to University of Virginia graduate instructors, faculty, and staff. As is the case with all other Library services, patrons are expected to comply with copyright in their use of materials obtained through instructional scanning.

Criteria for requesting course scans:

  • Materials are for instructional use.
  • Material is less than 50 pages (1 page per 8.5 x 11 PDF scan) or 100 pages (2 pages per 8.5 x 11 PDF scan).
  • Material qualifies as fair use under U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code), or copyright permission has been obtained by the instructor.

Request process

To get a scan of a chapter or article from the Library’s collections for use on your course site (Collab, Canvas, etc.), make a request in Virgo. To use your personal materials for scanning, see the ‘Personal Copies’ section of the Course Reserves page.

Please contact with questions.

Frequently asked questions

Contact information

Interlibrary loan & LEO
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Instructional scanning
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.