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Scanning

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General Scanning

There are two A4 scanners on the ground and first floors. 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.

Scanners on the 1st are connected to workstations allowing you to perform more varied scanning tasks. These workstations can be used for other purposes, but scanning is always given priority so you may be asked to move if you are using them 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

Unlike A4 and A3 formats, large format scanning is a chargeable service, deductable from your printing account. Please check that you have sufficient credit in your printing account before using the service.

Scan to file tariff
£2 per scan, regardless of size, resolution or scan mode

University staff should provide an appropriate cost code.

All scanning must comply with copyright law.