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Public Scanners by Type

The KU Libraries provides a variety of scanners that are available for patron use. Please see information for each location below. If you have any questions please ask at the service desk located in each library. If you do not find a scanner that meets your needs please let us know at librsv@ku.edu

Scanner Information by Type

Overhead (Bookeye) Scanners
KU Online ID needed No
Style "open book"
Scanning modes Scan in color, photo, grayscale, black and white
Maximum document size that can be scanned 17" x 24"
Resolution Up to 600 dpi
Software None
Comments Ideal for scanning all types of materials; especially fragile items. Fast and easy on spines --- the book and yours . Can send via e-mail, or save to your USB flash drive. Cannot output to Library networked printer.

Locations

Anschutz Library One scanner on the 3rd floor
Watson Library Two scanners on the 3rd floor
Art & Architecture Library One scanner
Engineering Library One scanner
Music & Dance One scanner
Spencer Research Library One scanner
Flatbed Scanners
KU Online ID needed Yes
Style Flatbed scanners (no automatic document feeder)
Scanning modes color and black & white
Maximum document size that can be scanned 8.5" x 11.7"
Resolution Optical resolution up to 1200 dpi
Software Adobe Photoshop CS4 available on PC for editing of files

Locations

Anschutz Library 20 HP Scanjet G3110 8 1/2" x 11" flatbed scanners on the 3rd floor
Watson Library 18 HP Scanjet G3110 8 1/2" x 11" flatbed scanners on the 3rd floor
Art & Architecture Library 8 HP Scanjet G3110 8 1/2" x 11" flatbed scanners
Edwards Campus Regents Center Library 1 HP Scanjet 3970 scanner
Music & Dance 1 Canon CanoScan LiDE 25
Accessibility Scanners

Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 accessibility scanners

KU Online ID needed Yes
Style Flatbed scanners (no automatic document feeder)
Scanning modes color and black & white
Maximum document size that can be scanned 8.5" x 11.7"
Resolution Optical resolution up to 1200 dpi
Accessibility Software Scansoft Omni Page SE, JAWS Professional v.8.0, and OpenBook v.7.0
Comments ADA Scanner for ADA scan to read use only

Locations

Anschutz Library 1 scanner on the 3rd floor
Watson Library 1 scanner on the 3rd floor
Edwards Campus Regents Center Library 1 scanner
Engineering Library 1 scanner
Large Format Scanners

Microtek Large Format Scanner

KU Online ID needed Yes
Style Large format flatbed (no automatic document feeder)
Scanning modes Scan in color, photo, grayscale, black and white
Maximum document size that can be scanned 11" x 17"
Resolution Optical resolution up to 600 dpi
Software Art & Architecture Library Software
Comments Scanning is free, but users must provide their own electronic media or storage devices to save their work. Laser printing is not available from this workstation. A stand-alone inkjet printer is provided if users need to print out a scan.

Locations

Art & Architecture 1 scanner

Epson GT 15000 Large Format Scanner

KU Online ID needed No
Style Large format flatbed (no automatic document feeder)
Scanning modes Scan in color, photo, grayscale, black and white
Maximum document size that can be scanned 11" x 17"
Resolution Optical resolution up to 600 dpi
Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, ScanSoft PaperPort Deluxe, ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR, Captiva ISIS driver, EPSON Scan Software

Locations

T. R. Smith Map Collection/GIS & Data Lab (Anschutz Library) 1 scanner
Large Format Scanning Service
KU Online ID needed No; bring your items to the main desk in the Map Collection in Anschutz Library. More information about this service.
Maximum document size that can be scanned 24" x 36"

Locations

T. R. Smith Map Collection/GIS & Data Lab (Anschutz Library) 1 scanner

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