Scanning Services

About Library Scanning Services

The U.Va. Library offers scanning services for instruction and for self-service scanning.

Also see information on services for digitization of special collections, video clips and other formats.

Scanning Documents for Instruction (Faculty and Instructors Only)

  • Instructional Scanning Services (ISS) provides assistance to faculty members by scanning course-related materials, then sending instructors a link to the materials for use on their UVaCollab sites as appropriate. ISS also scans materials for other instructional uses.

Self-Service Scanning

Special Notes about Self-Service Scanning

  • The Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library offers self-service scanning for U.Va.-affiliated persons who would like to digitize text or images. Software and equipment is available for OCR and scanning high-resolution images.
  • The Government Documents unit on the 3rd floor of Alderman Library provides equipment for scanning microfilm and microfiche.
  • The Robertson Media Center on the 3rd floor of Clemons Library provides self-service access to scanners that can digitize various non-print media formats such as video tape, 8 mm and 16 mm film, small and medium format film negatives, slides, and audio.
  • Staff in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library can advise users on scanning, manipulating, and preserving their images. Photoshop and Epson scanning software is available on 4 Apple computers on the main floor. Each computer is equipped to digitize film negatives, slides, and documents up to 11 x 17 inches.
  • The Music Library provides access to equipment for scanning documents up to 11 x 17 inches, as well as microfilm and microfiche.
  • The Health Sciences Library offers self-service scanning for slides, and a large-format scanner with a transparency unit that can digitize x-ray film. Please visit their page on scanning for more information.


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