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Placement Students: Scanning Service

What can you request?

You can ask for scanned copies of articles from print journals and chapters from print books to be made on your behalf. To request an item to be scanned:

Please fill in the request form and send it back to the Library
The scanned version will be sent to your Aston emaill address only

Copyright Legislation

UK Copyright Law permits you to

  1. Request a copy of ONE journal article from a single issue of a journal
  2. Request a copy of ONE chapter from an edition of a book

For further information please view the private study section of our Copyright LibGuide

Scanning charges

Serviced scanning charges are 5 pence per page.  The charges will be added to your Library Record and you can pay by online or by cash via the Library Self Service Machines.

Convert documents into a format that you need with SensusAccess

SensusAccess is provided by Aston University to enable students and staff to convert documents into a wide range of alternative media.

It is an automated document conversion service that will help enable you to convert your readings, slides and lecture notes into formats that work best for you. For example you could convert an image only PDF or JPEG file to a word document, MP3 file or e-book.

SensusAccess is great for supporting different learning styles, and for providing help when reading text in a foreign language.

SensusAccess is entirely automated and the documents you submit to the service are automatically deleted once they have been converted. You do not need to worry about keeping your privacy as SensusAccess does not store personal information.

More information on the service can be found on our services for users with additional needs webpage