The Library offers several ways to scan analog materials into digital formats. Equipment is available for self-service scanning in Clemons, Brown, Fine Arts, and Music.
For assistance digitizing material for instruction or research purposes, read more about digitization requests.
- BookEye Overhead Scanner (Music)
- Up to a 24.4 inch x 18 inch scan area, and and up to 600 dpi optical resolution
- “V” Cradle mode holds books at 120° angle
- Sends scanned files to email and USB drive
- ScannX Book ScanCenter (Clemons and Brown)
- Includes a touchscreen PC connected to an 11” x 17” Book-Edge scanner.
- Converts scanned images to PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and MP3 file formats.
- Sends scanned files to email, USB drive, and mobile devices
- Includes ABBYY FineReader OCR software to create searchable, machine-readable files in 60+ languages
- Zeta Overhead Book Scanner (Fine Arts)
- Up to a 18.9″ x 14 scan area and optical resolution of 300-600 dpi
- Optional book cradle
- Sends scanned files to email, USB drive
- Flatbed scanners (Clemons - 3rd floor Scholars' Lab)
- The Scholars' Lab offers self-service scanning, particularly for the digitization of text and maps. Staff have expertise in OCR and digital collation.
- Large format (12.2" x 17.2") photoscanner with up to 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution
- Sheet feeder scanner (up to twenty 8.5" x 11" pages per scan)
- OCR Software (ABBYY FineReader and Adobe Acrobat, available to UVA-affiliated users) to create searchable, machine-readable files in 60+ languages
The Robertson Media Center on the 3rd floor of Clemons Library provides self-service access to non-print media scanners that can digitize:
- Video tape
- 8 mm and 16 mm film
- Small and medium format film negatives
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.
Microfilm scanners are also available at Clemons Library.
See staff at the information desks in each location for scanning assistance. See all Library locations and hours.