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Scan & Print: Scanners

Instructions for making and paying for copies in the MIT Libraries

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If our self service scanners don't meet your needs or if you have a large scanning project, contact about various fee-based digitization services.

Scanner locations

No-cost, self-service book scanners are available for all library visitors.  The scanners allow easy copying of most library materials. 

  • Barker (10-500) : 2 scanners on the 5th floor: one near the Service desk, 1 in 24/7 study area.
  • Dewey (E53-100) : 2 scanners on the 1st floor: one near the Service desk, 1 in 24/7 study area.
  • Hayden (14S-100) : 2 scanners: 1 in the print & scan room on the 1st floor, 1 near the unbound journals on the 2nd floor.
  • Rotch (7-238) : 1 scanner near the Service desk


Map of MIT Libraries locations

Scanner capabilities and output options

Scanner Capabilities

  • 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