myDocuments is a free scanning service for University of Sheffield staff and students, NHS staff and external borrowers. An article from a print journal or a chapter from a book held in the library 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.