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Scanners (self-serve)

Scanning from paper

Three self-serve scanners with user-friendly help screens are located on the first floor of Parks Library in the southwest corner of the Learning Connections Center (LCC). They are available during all open hours and are free of charge to use. The Vet Med Library and the Design Reading Room have one scanner each as well.

Users can choose to scan in color, grayscale, or black and white. Output formats include JPEG, TIFF, and PDF. The scanning area will accept items up to 17" by 24".

Scans may be saved to a flash drive or sent to an email address for printing elsewhere, or scans may be sent to the networked b/w photocopier in each location. Networked printing, including color printing is also available via the ISU Printing Services NowPrint system.

Problems with these scanners can be reported to any public service desk within the library or the appropriate branch facility service desk.

Scanning from microfilm

The Media Center (room 002, Parks Library) is equipped with digital scanners, allowing users to scan images from microfilm, microfiche, slides, or negatives. The scanning itself is free of charge. Users can email scanned images or copy them to their own flash drives or CDs, also free of charge. Printing services, along with staff-mediated scanning services, are available for a fee.

Additional scanning services available on campus

The College of Design's Output Center (Room 426, College of Design) is also available for use by the ISU community and offers many additional scanning and printing options. Scans made in the Output Center must be paid for with CyCash or departmental copy card. See the Center's webpage or call 515 294-1774 for more information.

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