myDocuments is a free scanning service for University of Sheffield staff and students, NHS staff and external borrowers. Articles from print journals or chapters from books held by the library (providing that they do not exceed 30 pages) can be scanned and delivered to your desktop. Alternatively, a photocopy of the required item can be posted to you.

If you request a scanned document, it will be sent to your email address. In order to comply with copyright legislation, you will be required to sign a declaration and allowed to print one copy for your own use.

How do I apply for a myDocuments article?

Please print off and complete myDocuments request form or pick up a form from one of the Library sites. If you prefer to receive a photocopy, please remember to tick the appropriate box on the form.

You can then either:

  1. Scan the completed form and email it as an attachment to
  2. Post it to either:
    myDocuments, Customer Services, Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN
    (non-Health Science Library requests)
    The Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, University of Sheffield, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2RX
    (Health Sciences Library requests).
  3. Hand the completed form to a member of staff in either Western Bank Library (non-Health Science Library material) or one of the Health Sciences Libraries

How much does a myDocuments article cost?

For a trial period the service will be offered free of charge, until the 30th September.