Bentley Interlibrary Loan ” Scan on Demand Service for Faculty

Even when away from campus, the Bentley Library understands that as faculty members, doing research does not stop. Whether away on sabbatical, summer break or even in your office during the semester, you may need a digital scan of a book chapter or journal article from the Bentley Library print collection.

The Interlibrary Loan Department offers a Scan on Demand service for all current faculty and faculty on sabbatical that can assist you with your document delivery research needs.

How it works:
Place a request through your ILLiad account. You will be notified via email when your request is ready for download.

Turnaround time:
Quality scans are provided in PDF format within 2-3 business days.


*The Bentley Library adheres to the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code). If you need assistance determining if your request compiles, please contact us at or 781.891.2301

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or visit our FAQ page:

Scan on Demand Turns 1!

Bentley’s Scan on Demand is celebrating its first birthday! What is this Scan on Demand, you say? It’s a free service offered to obtain digital scans of articles and book chapters from the Bentley Library’s print collection.

Scan on Demand is available to current Faculty and registrar-approved Online Learners. If you already use our Interlibrary Loan service, then you’re already registered for Scan on Demand. We use ILLiad to process both Interlibrary Loan and Scan on Demand requests.

You can login to your ILLiad account from either our Scan on Demand or Interlibrary Loan pages. Once you’ve logged in to ILLiad, select “Scan on Demand” from under the “Place a New Request” options.

Scan on Demand in the ILLiad Menu
Scan on Demand in the ILLiad Menu

Submit your request and remember that the more information that you provide, the faster you’ll get what you need. Within 2 to 3 days, you will receive an email from notifying you that your request is available to download from your ILLiad account. The scans are in PDF format and must be downloaded within 30 days of receipt.

THE FINE PRINT: Faculty members, please keep in mind that Scan on Demand is intended for the scanning of material for use in personal research. This service does not extend to material intended to be posted on Blackboard for student use. Such requests are considered e-reserves and should be submitted in person at the Library Services Desk or via the online request form.

MORE FINE PRINT: A maximum of five requests per day will be processed. Staff will process the first five requests in your queue. Volume permitting, we will process additional requests. So, please prioritize your requests by submitting the articles your need the most first. If you are requesting more than one chapter from a book, you must place a separate request for each chapter. We adhere to the University’s Copyright guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 781-891-2301. Or, if you’re in the Library, stop by the Library Services desk and ask to chat with Amy Galante or Kristen Richards.