Fast scanning for books and documents is now available using the new BookScan station located in the Learning Resources Center (behind the counter towards the back, near the classroom). This is a self-scanning service.
Scanning is free! The only costs incurred will be for users who elect to print their scanned documents. There is no charge for scanning to a USB drive, Googe Docs, or email.
How to use the BookScan station
- To scan a document, begin by tapping the screen of the BookScan station.
- Select the scanning device you wish to use. If you are scanning a bound document, select the flatbed scanner. If you are scanning loose sheets, select the scanner with the document feed. Then tap "Next."
- Select one of the three destinations for your scanned document: a USB drive, Google Docs, or email. Then tap "Next."
- Read the copyright and maximum file size notifications and tap on "Accept."
- Select your preferred file format, color mode, and resolution. BookScan defaults to PDF, grayscale, and standard resolution. To minimize the size of the scanned document, select "Photo Quality." Then tap "Next."
- Read the instructions on the screen for scanning your document and tap "Next."
- Scan your document, and tap on "Send" when you are finished.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to save or email your scanned document.
In the coming weeks, users will be able to scan items and send them to be printed directly on library printers. Until then, they can scan as above and then print the item from their USB, Googe Docs account, or email. The BookScan station will eventually replace the library's standalone photocopiers.