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Centre of African Studies Library


This request form (linked below) is for Cambridge University members only and is used to request a digital scan of up to:

  • 1 Chapter from a Book, or;
  • 1 Article from a Journal Issue

Checklist to review before submitting your request:

  • If items are also held at the UL, please use the UL Scan & Deliver service, as they have dedicated teams of staff to deal with your requests
  • Please check that the book or journal is not available electronically before submitting your information below using iDiscover


  • Items to be scanned must conform to the Copyright Licensing Agency's terms and conditions.
  • Please complete the form with as much information as possible regarding the material you require. Please write n/a in any fields where the information is not available to you.
  • Library staff will provide an accessible PDF once available.
  • If you require the scan in an alternative format, please inform us in the notes area.
  • We aim to get back to you within 48 hours.
  • We can only provide item scans to those who agree to the following terms - you will be given the option to do so when you complete the form linked below:

The document supplied will be provided to you in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. It may be used by the applicant end user for the purpose of private study or non-commercial research and not for any other purpose. It has been supplied on the condition that, as a customer of this service, you will:

  1. Not pass on, or upload, the electronic copy or make it available to any other person.
  2. Not make further printed or electronic copies.

Click HERE to submit your Scan & Deliver request from the African Studies Library.