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Scanning Services

Scanning and emailing of unique Law Library print resources for library users outside of the UW Law community

Scanning Services

In certain instances where any library user has a need for a unique source held only by the Gallagher Law Library, Law Library staff can scan a portion of these materials and send them electronically.

Westlaw Campus Research is available to all UW Libraries borrowers from any UW Library. For more information, please see how to obtain a Borrower's Card and hours for UW Libraries locations. We must decline scanning requests for printed materials available within Westlaw Campus Research, including Washington Practice. 

We will scan and send material only when a specific, correct, and complete citation is given. We cannot conduct legal research on your behalf.


We do not charge for our scanning services at this time. As such, we reserve the discretion to decline your request due to limited staff resources. Please keep your requests reasonable. If you have questions about the reasonableness of your request, you can write to us to discuss your request with one of our staff. 

Delivery Time

We fill most requests within two to three business days.

We cannot fill rush orders at this time.

How to Place a Request

Getting Started

Access the login portal here to place a request for an article or pages of a book, or to view your existing requests. Select NON-UW LAW LOGIN and sign up as a new user if you do not already have an existing login.

UW Law patrons, please see Interlibrary Loan How to Place a Request for ILL services.

Requesting items 

If you need a journal article or book chapter it’s super easy to create a customized interlibrary loan request through your User Portal!

Log into your User Portal and choose Requests from the top menu, then click Create request.

A form will open, pre-populated with your patron information. Select Article, Book (for book chapters) or Other depending upon the item you are requesting.

Fill out the form as thoroughly as you can. Thorough and correct citation information means that we will deliver exactly what you need in a timely manner. Feel free to add explanatory information in the Comments field.

Click the SUBMIT REQUEST button. You will receive an email confirming your request and informing you of the Request Number. You may also login to your Patron Portal to check on the status of your requests through the link in your confirmation email. 


For questions about Gallagher Law Library's Scanning Services, contact us by email.


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 purposes 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 copy order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.