The University of Salford holds a licence with the CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency). This allows us to legally create or source digital copies of copyrighted items so that you can make them available to your students electronically. Full details of the licence can be found on the CLA website.

What can be digitised?

Our licence allows us to digitise the following from any eligible title:

  • One chapter or 10% (whichever is greater) of any book.
  • One article from any journal issue.
  • Material that has originated from a country/publisher that is listed within the licence terms.

How do I make a request for an item to be digitised?

You can make a scanning request directly via the Reading List system.

  • Find the item you wish for us to digitise and click on it to open up the citation.
  • Scroll down and click on "Request Digitisation" to open up the request form.
  • Fill in the chapter & page numbers as accurately as possible and click "Send".
  • That's it! We'll take it from there and get everything sorted for you.

(If there are any issues with this process, then please get in touch with us directly at: and provide us with the request details.)

What happens now?

  • We'll check library stock and our suppliers. There may be a chance that we'll purchase an eBook instead if possible.
  • We'll check the copyright status of the chapter or article to ensure we're allowed to make this available on your reading list.
  • If we have the item in stock, we will aim to complete the request within three working days.
  • Once the digitised item is complete, we will upload it to our online system and link it directly through to your reading list.
  • We'll then let you know that your item is available.

If for any reason the digitisation request can't be processed, we'll get in touch and discuss any possible alternatives we can provide for you.