Due to COVID-19 concerns:

  • Digital Library Services offices are currently operating on limited hours.
  • While we are now accepting new digitization requests, delivery may be delayed due to these more limited hours. We thank you in advance for your patience.

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We are a reliable and trustworthy digitizer of objects, providing the best quality and most sustainable digital surrogates possible at a reasonable cost. We also seek out digital material, either born or converted, which departments, labs and centers of the University wish to share with the world.

In order to fully utilize our digitizing capacity, we provide fee-based scanning services to the University community and researchers across the globe.

We do not provide book or article-level scanning for in-copyright materials. University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) faculty, staff and students interested in accessing these types of materials should refer to the Libraries' Get It service.


To ensure high quality discovery and access to digital objects in our repositories, the Libraries has developed a number of web applications. Through a combination of open-source and commercial applications we are able to provide optimal access to the collections and scholarly works from across the University.

We continue to refine our discovery platforms, identifying opportunities to expand our holdings in order to provide for a better user experience.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Digital Delivery

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Digital Delivery offers access to materials needed for course work and scholarly research, including:

  • materials not currently available within the University of Minnesota Libraries,
  • and digital copies of articles and book chapters from our print and microform collections

These services are free for currently-affiliated University students, faculty, and staff.

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