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Course Reserves Scanning Request Policy


  • The Palomar College Library can scan a limited number of pages from textbooks if there is no alternate means of acquiring  a library copy of the textbook in electronic format.
  • We can do so for textbooks already held in our San Marcos Collection. If our San Marcos Library does not own a copy of your textbook, we can use a copy that you provide and will return it to you after scanning has been completed.
    • To request scanning of a personal copy of the textbook, please email the Library at with that information. We will contact you directly within 2 business days to arrange for delivery of your personal copy and  for return of the item.
  • The scanned portion of the textbook is intended for the students to use before the students purchase or rent their textbook.
  • The scanned textbook should be posted in Instructor Canvas shells and be available only for students currently enrolled in those class sections.

Scanning Amount

Option 1: The library can scan first two week’s reading, or 10% of the textbook, whichever is greater.

Option 2: If you need more than the above amount scanned, please complete a Fair Use Assessment form. Use the Comments section of the request form to include a link to your completed form (our form does not currently allow file attachments).

Turnaround and Delivery

  • All scanned materials will be emailed to your Palomar College email.
  • We’ll need 48 to 72 hours to fulfill your request.
  • Requests are not filled on weekends, non-instructional days, nor holidays.

Making your Request

Use the form below to complete your request by providing the following information

Course Reserves Scanning Request Form

  • Please provide an email address you use regularly.
  • Please provide a phone number you use regularly
  • e.g. English Composition e.g. College Algebra
  • e.g. ENG100 e.g. MATH 110
  • Type the title and subtitle of the textbook you would like scanned.
  • Include names of all authors for the textbook you would like scanned
  • Provide the Year of publication OR Copyright Date
  • Provide the edition, if any for the textbook.
  • Maximum amount requested should not be more than the first two weeks of reading or 10% of the book
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please add additional details we might need to fulfill your scanning request. If you are requesting we scan more than the 10% of the textbook, please provide a link to your completed Fair Use assessment document.

Materials Request

Spring Semester ends May 28, 2022

Summer Semester!
May 31, 2022 ends August 20, 2022

Library Hours

Closed on these dates during Summer 2022!
Memorial Day 5/30
Juneteenth Celebration 6/20
Independence Day 7/4

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San Marcos CA 92069