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Request a Digital Copy: Guide

Guide to the Request a Digital Copy Service at Cambridge University Library

How to place a request

Step 1: Login to iDiscover

  • Current staff and students of the University of Cambridge should use RAVEN 

  • Other users should login with their barcode (NHS, CTF, ICE)

Step 2: Search for your item

  • Type in the title of the item you would like in the search bar

  • Set your iDiscover search bar to 'Search Everything' and press enter

  • Under 'Refine my Results' select ' Expand beyond library collections'

Step 3: Finding the request function 

  • Choose the item you require from the list of records

  • Scroll down the record to the 'Get it' Section

  • Click on 'Request a Digital Copy' to place your request

Step 4: Placing a request

  • Check that all of the fields within the request form are complete

  • If there is a mandatory field you are unsure of, enter 'N/A' into the field. Please note, this will reduce your chances of a successful request.

  • Make sure you read and understand the Copyright Declaration before placing a request

  • Submit your request

  • If successful, under 'Get it' section it will say: 'Request Placed'


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