Q. Does the library provide scanners that allow students to copy portions of books and save them to a file?
There are currently 2 BookScan Stations in the library: one located near the Circulation Desk on the 5th Floor, and one in the Library Computer Lab located on North-4. Both stations offer students easy to follow, onscreen instructions and save in a number of formats including JPEG and PDF. To use these stations, students must save files to a USB Drive. If a student does not have a USB Drive, they can check one out at the Library Reference or Circulation Desk, save their work, and then log into a computer in the computer lab to store files online. The BookScan Station on the 5th floor also has the additional option of allowing students to save documents to Google Drive. The BookScan Stations are available for anyone to use, do not require a network login, and have no time limit to use. Due to hardware limitations, we encourage students scanning at high resolutions to scan 10-20 pages per file to prevent the stations from crashing.
The library has two additional scanner stations. These stations require a network login. Students may to send scanned files directly from the stations via email or to a storage service like DropBox or Google Drive. Basic scanning instructions are posted on the scanners and computer stations. For more advance scanning, students can use Adobe Acrobat.
In addition to the scanners available in the library, there are scanners located in the Academic Computer Lab, South-800.