Request a Textbook Chapter or Required Reading as a PDF
Use this form to request a scanned copy of a textbook chapter for your class from the NC State University Libraries. You will receive an email when the PDF is available; requests are typically available within 2 business days (Monday-Friday). Please only request what you need for the week.

Instructors: please use our Reserves system to place your requests, at

Requests will be processed in the order they are received. The NC State University Libraries is able to make limited sections of your textbooks available; we are not able to scan the entire textbook. If you need access to the entire textbook, you may be able to purchase it from the NC State Bookstores or, for example.

If you have questions about this service, please Ask Us:

This scan is being provided as part of North Carolina State University's effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is for your personal use only and is only intended for use during the time when University public health measures prevent access to your personal copy or a copy on physical reserve at the Libraries. Please discard this copy once you have access to your personal copy or to the physical copy at the Libraries, and do not share it.

More information about this service:
Email Address (must be an NC State email address)
Course and Section Code *
Ex: BIO 181-002, ENG 252-601
Course Instructor *
What is the textbook or required reading that you need? *
Please provide one of the following: a link to the book in our catalog, or the Title, Author, and Edition of the book. For example, you could use the URL of the book in the catalog like this:, or write: Sociology in Action by Kathleen Odell Korgen, edition 4 (if your book does not have an edition number, just leave that part off).
Chapter(s) or Excerpt Needed *
Please specify the portion of the work needed. Example: Chapter 1 "Training your sociological eye," pages 4-47 , or: Sample test 6, pages 109-116, and test answers, page 411.
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