How do I request a book chapter or an article?

What can be requested?

Who is eligible for this service?

How do I submit the request?


Print Resources at SAE

If a journal or a book is only available in the SAE library in print format, current students and staff can request an article or chapter from the item to be digitised.  Please be aware that copyright restrictions apply and as a result not all digitisation requests can be fulfilled.   

Whilst digitisation requests from SAE print collections aim to be processed within a 3-5 day period this may be longer depending on demand. 

Requesting Articles and Chapters from Other Libraries

If an item is not held in the SAE Library collection, you may request a PDF of a chapter or an article via the inter-library loans service. The inter-library loans service is available to staff members, students undertaking a major project and postgraduate students for teaching and research purposes. 


To place a digitisation or an inter-library loan article or chapter request:

  1. Go to the Library Catalogue
  2. Search for the title of the item 
  3. Select the 'Libraries Worldwide' checkbox (for items not held by the SAE Library)
  4. Open the item record
  5. Click on the "Get a Copy" request link in the top right corner
  6. Fill out the form, selecting "I'd like this in PDF"
  7. Submit the request form

If you are eligible, we will send you a PDF or a link to the requested item via email.

If you are a staff member and decide to make a reading from the supplied PDF, you must not share the PDF with your students. Please contact the library, and we will upload the PDF of the reading into the SAE Library Readings Management System and supply you with the link you can share on Campus Online or other teaching platforms. For information on best practice for creating and publishing a reading list, go to the Reading List Best Practice Guide

Requests from other libraries may vary depending on the availability of the resource requested. Please ensure requests are made as early as possible. 


  • Last Updated May 19, 2022
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  • Answered By Blanka Arnold

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