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General Info

The library has one scanner located in Copy Tech B (by the computer lab).

The scanner is a free, self-serve digitization and scanning station for books, documents, photographs, and more. Scans can be sent via email, uploaded to cloud storage platforms (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive), or uploaded directly to a USB flash drive.

Scanner Instructions

Instructions for using the scanner are located below. If you need help, please ask at the Computer Lab Help Desk.

1. Select the type of material that you are scanning. 

Type of Material menu

Optional Step: Adjust the settings (brightness, color, etc.) by tapping the gear above material types.

Scanner settings menu


2. Place your item face up on the scanner and as close to the bottom of the scanning bed as possible.

Books should be scanned face up in the cradle. Documents should be scanned face up flat.

Book in cradle of scanner Document laying flat on scanner


3. Tap Scan (the big green button) when you are ready to start your scan.

Scan button on scanner


4. Read the copyright notice and click "Accept and Scan." If you have any questions about whether the scanning you are doing is acceptable, please speak to a staff member at the reference desk.

Copyright notice on scanner


5. View the previews of your scans (both on the touch screen and monitor above). If you would like to make any edits, like cropping, tap the "Compose Content" button.


6. Once you have scanned all of your pages, select "Email PDF" or "More." From the More menu you can select a different export option (like USB or Cloud Storage) and specify the file type.

Email PDF button


7. Once you have sent all of your scans, tap "End Session." The scanner will delete all files associated with your session. 

Transfer complete screen on scanner