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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.

Scanner locations

University Library

  • Information Commons: 5 flatbed photo scanners,  2 BookScan stations
  • Government Information Lower Level (B190): 1 BookScan station, 1 oversize scanner max width 42” (staff assistance required), 1 microform scanner
  • Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center (2 South): 4 Microform scanners
  • 2 North: 1 BookScan station
  • Music Collection (3 South): 1 KIC BookEye overhead scanner
  • Herskovits Library of African Studies (5 East): 1 BookScan station
  • Transportation Library (5 North): 1 BookScan station, 1 KIC BookEye, 1 microform scanner

Deering Library

  • Art Library (level 3): 2 flatbed scanners, 1 BookScan station
  • Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections (level 3): 1 KIC BookEye overhead scanner

Mudd Library

  • Mudd Building Level 2: 1 BookScan station