Interlibrary Loan and Scan & Deliver


Logging In: Login with your UV ID and password. On your first visit you will need to set up an account. Previous accounts that didn't use a UV ID as a username will need to be updated.

Requests: To request books and articles not in the UVU Library’s collections, use Interlibrary Loan. To request electronic copies of materials in the Library’s print collections, use Scan & Deliver. 

Delivery Estimates: Books and other items usually take 7 to 10 business days to arrive. Journal articles usually take 1 or 2 business days. Scanned items take 1 or 2 business days. When items arrive, notification will be sent by email. Journal articles and scanned materials are sent electronically (PDF).

Pick-Up and Return: Item should be picked up and returned at the first-floor Circulation Desk.

Loan Period: Checkout periods are determined by lending institutions. You will be informed of the due date for each individual item.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Interlibrary Loan?
    • When patrons want material that is not available at the UVU Library, we ask other agencies to provide it.
  • What is Scan & Deliver? 
    • It is a free document delivery service for students, faculty, and staff needing copies from print materials owned by the UVU Library.
  • What can I request? 
    • Most library materials will be loaned upon request. Parts of anything from the Library’s physical collection may be scanned.
  • Who can use Interlibrary Loan and Scan & Deliver? 
    • All Utah Valley University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Can I renew something I’ve requested?
    • Renewals should be requested only in unusual circumstances, and requests should be made at least three days prior to the due date. Failure to return items on time may result in suspension of Interlibrary Loan privileges and a block on your student account.
  • Are there limits on what can be scanned? 
    • You may make up to 5 single chapter or article requests per person per day, depending on staffing and overall request volume.


Due to copyright restrictions, the Library will not scan more than is educationally necessary. We use 20% of the total work as a loose guideline, up to a maximum of 75 pages:

  • A chapter or two from a book (amounting to no more than 20% of the entire book or 75 pages)
  • An article or two from a periodical or newspaper (amounting to no more than 20% of a single issue or 75 pages)

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of the photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than in 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. The Utah Valley University Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgment fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

In addition, staff will not copy material placed on course reserve. Staff will process one chapter or article per request. Please submit requests for two articles or two chapters on separate requests.




Contact Us

Karen Sturtevant
(801) 863-8782
LI 105

Karen Sturtevant