Scanning v.2

General Scanning

There are two A4 scanners on the ground floor. There is also an A3 scanner on the first floor. Scanning is free of charge

Scanners on the ground floor are not connected to a workstation - these are standalone devices which can save a scanned document to a memory stick as either .jpg or .pdf files. These scanners will also let you email the scanned item.

The A3 scanner on the first floor is connected to a workstation allowing you to perform more varied scanning tasks. The workstation can be used for other purposes, but scanning is always given priority so you may be asked to move if you are using it for another purpose.

Large Format Scanning

A Large Format Scanning Service is based in the Map Library on the first floor of the University Library and enables you to obtain professional quality scans of original material.

Originals will usually be scanned at 300 dpi in 24-bit colour and saved as a JPEG. Scans can be made at other resolutions and saved in other formats, including TIFF.

The service is fully managed by Library staff, so just bring your material to be scanned and a USB flash memory on which to save the file.

Contex CRYSTAL XL 42 scanner details:

  • Optical resolution: 508 dpi
  • Maximum resolution: 800dpi
  • Maximum width of media: 44" (1118 mm)
  • Scan width: 42" (1067 mm)
  • Scan length: Not limited by scanner

All scanning must comply with copyright law.