Documents on Demand - Interlibrary Loan, Scans on Demand, MeLCat : About Scans on Demand


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CMU Libraries participate in MeLCat!

Request books, audiobooks, movies, music and more!

Advantages of Scans on Demand

  • Save time by requesting scanned copies of articles and book chapters held in the CMU Libraries.
  • Receive items quickly and conveniently online.

Arrival Time

Requested items usually arrive electronically within 24-48 hours, business days.

An email notification is sent once requests are available to view and download.

View items in your On Demand Account (ILLIad). View and download within 30 days.

What is Scans on Demand?

Scans on Demand gets you scanned copies of items from the CMU Libraries collections, delivered to you electronically.

Request a copy of an article or a book chapter from the CMU libraries collections, and we will scan it and send it to your On Demand Account (ILLIad).

Scans on Demand is currently available for all CMU affiliated faculty, students and staff.

    Placing Requests

    1. Login to your On Demand Account (ILLIad)
    2. Select "Article or Book Chapter" under New Request.
    3. Fill in as much information as you can.
    4. Submit Request.

    Limits on What Can Be Copied

    What can be requested?

    Any material that can be scanned within the limits of copyright compliance will be provided.

    Please note:

    The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. 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," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

    This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that order would involve violation of the law.

    Want to Scan It Yourself?

    Scanning in the Library

    The library has three scanners near the Reference Desk on 2nd floor, and one scanner near the elevators on 3rd floor.

    Patrons can scan, save, and email their documents free of charge.

    Instructions on how to scan are located at the machines.

    Contact Information

    Documents on Demand
    Central Michigan University Libraries
    212 Park Library
    250 E. Preston
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

    Phone: 989-774-3022 or (800) 274-3838
    Fax: 989-774-4499 or (877) 329-6257

    Service Desk: 212 Park Library - Second floor

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