Digitization Services

General Collection Materials Digitization Request

NIU faculty, student, staff, or alumni, can request digitization of materials from the General Collection via HuskieSearch:

  1. Locate an item in HuskieSearch that does not have existing digital access.
  2. Log in and and click the Digitization button under the Get It section.
  3. Partial digitization requests (e.g. a chapter from a book) are typically fulfilled within 4 business days. Full digitization requests (e.g. an entire book) are reviewed for Copyright Clearance and approved on a case-by-case basis.


Please contact Information Delivery Services.

Special Collections Digitization Requests

You can request digitization of materials held by the Library’s Special Collections and Archives. These requests are approved at the discretion of the librarian responsible for stewarding the materials. Use the Special Collections Digitization Request Form for all materials located in Special Collections and Archives. In HuskieSearch, under the Locations section, it will say Special Collections, Rare Books, and/or Archives. Digitization requests are typically fulfilled within 4 business days after approval, depending on the extent and complexity of the request. Patrons may place a maximum of 5 requests per semester. Each request may not exceed 40 pages.

You may also propose digitization projects, which involve the digitization of items at a larger scale in terms of volume and storage size.


Please contact our Digital Collections Department.

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