Large Format Scanning Service


The T.R. Smith Map Collection service desk provides large format document scanning with a 42-inch (1066-mm) HP DesignJet Scanner. Bring your documents to the Map Collection service desk on the first floor of Anschutz Library during operating hours.

  • The fee is $5 per scan (payable with cash or KU departmental account only | no checks or credit cards accepted)
  • Files can be emailed to you, uploaded to cloud storage, or saved to your USB flash drive
  • Once your request is complete, please retrieve your documents as soon as possible. Unclaimed documents will be recycled two weeks after date of delivery

Documents 17-inches (431-mm) by 26-inches (660-mm), or smaller, can also be scanned free-of-charge on self-service devices available at most KU libraries.

Copyright restrictions:

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.