Public Scanners by Type


The University of Kansas Libraries provide a variety of scanners which are available for patron use. Please see the information for each location below. If you have any questions, please ask at the service desk located in each library.

Bookeye Overhead Scanner

KU online ID required?

No

Style

Open book (no automatic document feeder)

Scanning modes

Color, grayscale, and black & white

Maximum document size

17 inches by 26 inches

Maximum resolution

400 dpi

Software

None

Purpose

Ideal for scanning all types of materials, especially fragile items. Can output files to email, cloud storage, or a USB flash drive. Cannot output to a library printer.

Locations:

Anschutz Library, 3rd floor; Art & Architecture Library; Music & Dance Library; Spencer Research Library, Reading Room; Watson Library, 3rd floor


BookEdge Flatbed Scanner

KU online ID required?

No

Style

Large format flatbed (no automatic document feeder)

Scanning modes

Color, grayscale, and black & white

Maximum document size

11 inches by 18 inches

Maximum resolution

600 dpi

Software

None

Purpose

Ideal for scanning books, especially ones with delicate spines or books with images which run into the margins. Can output files to email, cloud storage, or a USB drive. Cannot output to a library printer. 

Locations:

Art & Architecture Library


HP Flatbed Scanner

KU online ID required?

Yes

Style

Flatbed scanner (no automatic document feeder)

Scanning modes

Color and black & white

Maximum document size

8.5 inches by 11 inches

Maximum resolution

1200 dpi

Software

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop available on attached PC

Purpose

Ideal for scanning a few loose-leaf pages. Can output files to email, cloud storage, a USB flash drive, or a library printer. Not recommended for high-volume tasks.

Locations:

Anschutz Library, 3rd floor; Art & Architecture Library; Music & Dance Library; Watson Library, 3rd floor


MFD Printing/Copying/Scanning Device

KU online ID required?

Yes

Style

Flatbed scanner with automatic document feeder

Scanning modes

Color, grayscale, and black & white

Maximum document size

11 inches by 17 inches

Maximum resolution

600 dpi

Software

None

Purpose

Ideal for scanning books and loose-leaf pages, especially high-volume loose-leaf with the automatic document feeder. Can output files to email. Not recommended for any documents which require editing.

Locations:

Anschutz Library, 3rd floor; Art & Architecture Library; Music & Dance Library; Spahr Engineering Library; Watson Library, 3rd floor


WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain circumstances 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 the Copyright law.