Randall Library Document Services Policy
Document Services provides access to materials held by Randall Library.
For Distance Education faculty and students, please request items from Randall Library’s circulating collections through ILLiad and follow the Distance Education guidelines in the Randall Library Interlibrary Borrowing Policy.
For graduate students at the Center for Marine Science, please request items from Randall Library’s circulating collections through ILLiad and follow the guidelines for CMS delivery in the Randall Library Interlibrary Borrowing Policy.
For on campus faculty and staff, please request items from Randall Library’s circulating collections through the library catalog. Please contact the Circulation Department at rlcirculation [at] uncw.edu or 910-962-3272 to set up campus delivery of these items.
Document scanning is provided to UNCW current and emeritus faculty, current staff, currently enrolled graduate students, and distance education students currently enrolled in extension and online programs.
Scans of articles and chapters (up to 50 pages where permitted) are provided from the following collections:
- Journals, magazines, and newspapers (current, bound, and microforms)
- US and North Carolina Government Documents
- General Collection books
- Reference Collection books
- Requests for Special Collections or Archives materials are considered on an individual basis.
Please plan for 1-4 business days for scans to be delivered. Users will be notified via email and/or text when requested scans are available to download. PDFs are hosted on the Interlibrary Loan server for 30 days, after which they are deleted and cannot be recovered.
All scans are intended for individual, academic use. Please note that requests to scan multiple articles from a single journal issue, multiple chapters from a single book, or the entirety of a work are prohibited by copyright restrictions. Please reference the copyright statement below regarding received photocopies, reproductions, and electronic versions of articles and book chapters.
Randall Library reserves the right to cancel any request that is not compliant with Title 17 of the United States Code, summarized below.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "Fair Use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.