Scan with Photocopiers, too!
Self-service copiers in Barker, Dewey, Hayden, and Rotch libraries can scan files to e-mail:
- Place your item on the glass, press the "Scan/Fax" button, select "Direct Input" and enter your e-mail address on the keypad.
- Scanning to e-mail from the copiers is free, but there is a limit of 20 pages per transmission.
Have a big scanning project?
If our self service scanners don't meet your needs, or if you have a large scanning project, MIT Libraries Scanning Services offers various fee-based digitization services.
No-cost, self-service book scanners are available for all library visitors. The scanners allow easy copying of most library materials.
- Barker Engineering Library, 1 scanner on the 5th floor, near the Service Desk
- Dewey Management and Social Sciences, 1 scanner near the Circulation desk
- Hayden (Humanities & Science), 1 scanner on the first floor, near the Reference desk
- Rotch Architecture and Planning, 1 scanner near the Circulation desk
Each of these locations, as well as the Lewis Music Library, also have combination photocopier/scanners for use. Capability of these scanners is limited, for instance you cannot preview your scanned image. They do have a document feeder and use is free.
Scanner Capabilities and Output Options
- Scan bound or flat originals in full color, grayscale, and black & white modes
- Scanner resolution goes up to 400 ppi/dpi in color
- Scanner bed can accommodate materials up to 17x 24 inches
Scanner Output Options
- Save images from the scanner in various file formats: PDF, JPEG, PNG, and more
- Send image files via email (20MB limit); save to a USB flash drive
- See MIT's policies and Procedures for the Reproduction of Copyrighted Material for possible restrictions.
- During busy times, please limit your scanning to a few pages at a time for scholarly purposes, for the sake of others who may be waiting.
- All library users must comply with the Guidelines for Use of the MIT Libraries and the Computer Use Policy.
- In general, library workstations are not equipped with image manipulation software. Members of the MIT community can visit the New Media Center to access workstations with multimedia production capabilities.