During this time when isolation or quarantine can limit our visits to Bracken Library, it's good to know that the library collection can still be accessed.
You can request scanned document delivery of book chapters through the use of Interlibrary Loan (ILL). While you cannot request that we scan an entire book for you (due to copyright restrictions), you can request one or two chapters as long as the pages add up to less than 15% of the book's content.
Here's an example of how you might do that. Imagine you'd found this book in OneSearch:
To find more out about the book title, click on the "Look Inside" link. A pop-up window will open, showing the Table of Contents, as we see here:
At this point, note down which one or two chapters look the most useful. Perhaps you'd have decided you want the first chapter, and Chapter 11 about modernism. In order to request those, first close the pop-up window, and then:
Click on the book title, to bring up the full OneSearch record.
Click on the "Request the item with Interlibrary Loan" link towards the bottom of the record to place a request for a scan of a couple chapters from the book.
A window will open up, asking you to log in with your BSU username and password.
Then you'll see a form like this one below:
Much of the form is already filled out, with the identifying information about the book.
You just need to fill out:
Then scroll down and click the Submit Request button. You will get an email when the scanned chapters are ready, with a link to the scans.
Special things to consider:
Questions? Use the Ask a Librarian page to get help!