The libraries provide different types of scanners:
- Flatbed scanners for scanning photos or short documents. Scanned files can be saved to the resident computer.
- Overhead (KIC/Bookeye) scanners for scanning large or fragile books. Scanned files can be sent to email or saved to USB Drive.
- BookScan stations for scanning books or multiple-page documents. Scanned files can be sent to email, saved to USB Drive or Google Drive, or faxed.
- A map and large-format document scanner (Context HD Ultra i4250s Color Scanner) for high-resolution imaging of NU collection's maps, posters and other large format documents.
- Microform scanners (Konica-Minolta SL1000; Konica-Minolta MS6000 MKII/7000 MKII) which can digitize images from NU Libraries’ collections of microfilm, microfiche and microcards.
- Information Commons: 4 flatbed photo scanners, 1 BookScan station
- Periodicals: 2 BookScan stations
- Government Information Lower Level (B190) 1 flatbed scanner (11”x17”), 1 oversize scanner max width 42” (staff assistance required), 1 microform scanner
- Lower Level Library Labs (B182-B183)
- Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center (2 South): 4 Microform scanners
- 2 North: 1 BookScan station
- Near elevators on levels 2, 3, 4, 5: BookScan station
- Herskovits Library of African Studies (5 East): 1 BookScan station
- Transportation Library (5 North): 1 BookScan station, 1 KIC BookEye, 1 microform scanner
- Music Library (level 2): 1 KIC BookEye overhead scanner
- Music Library Listening Center: 2 flatbed scanners
- Art Library (level 3): 2 flatbed scanners, 1 BookScan station
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections (level 3): 1 KIC BookEye overhead scanner
Schaffner Library (Chicago campus):
- 1 flatbed scanner