All UGA students, faculty, and staff can request digital scans of print journal articles or book chapters. Whether we own it or not, we'll do our best to get it for you!


Before you place a request

UGA Libraries may already provide access to the full-text. Check first if your article is available online.


How to place a request


There are multiple ways you can make a request:

  • If your item is in the GIL-Find Library Catalog, sign in, then click the "Request a PDF or Volume (1-3 days)" button.

Image of Request a PDF or Volume link in GIL-Find Catalog


  • If you are in Multi-Search or one of our other databases, click the UGA Access or Find It @ UGA button. This will either take you to the full text online, if we have it, or to the "Request a PDF (1-3 days)" link in GIL-Find, where you can make your request.

Red arrow pointing to blue UGA Access button underneath a book chapter citation


  • Alternatively, you can directly request scans of articles and book chapters in other libraries, as well as those held by UGA Libraries:

Request a PDF



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a limit to the number of pages or chapters I can request?

We can scan up to two chapters or articles from a single book or journal issue. We are not able to scan articles or chapters that are more than 60 pages or that represent a large portion of a work.

Is there a limit to the number of requests I can make?

Not if the requests are for material from different books or journals. See the above FAQ response for request limits for a single book or journal issue.

How long does it take?

Items are typically scanned and sent within 1-3 working days. If the requests are made on the weekend, are incomplete, require additional investigation, or are placed on items that are not available, the scanning process will take longer.