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Printers - Scanners - Copiers: Scanners

How-to print, scan, or make photocopies at BC Library

Scanner Locations

There are several self-service scanners available in the Library and Library Cafe.

The self-service scanners are located in the following areas of the Library and Library Café:

  • Lower Level
  • 1st Floor
  • New Media Center (2nd Floor)
  • Library Cafe

Please see the staff member at the appropriate service desk for assistance in obtaining and using a scanner.

Scanner Key Features, New Features and Configuration Options

Standardized Navigation with On-Screen Hints as Needed. 

Exact scanner details for our recommended scannersThe software for the Book Scanner is hardware-independent. 

  • Resolution Options

  • Standard: 150 DPI
  • High Quality: 300 DPI
  • Color Options
  • color
  • black and white
  • grayscale
  • File Format Options
  • Image-jpeg format
  • Document-pdf format
  • Plain Text Conversion (OCR)
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) support (optional)
  • Image Manipulation
    • Rotate
    • Zoom to Actual Size
    • Crop with ability to undo last crop
  • Crash Recovery 
    • Continue a session unsaved due to system/software crash/restart
  • Online Storage

    • Dropbox 

    • Google Docs  

  • Searchable PDF

    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to allow you to search your scanned PDFs for keywords

  • Item Size Sensing

    • If you place a non-standard size item on the glass scanning plate, the scanner will sense the size and shape of the item, and scan it without leaving a large rim of black.  Eliminates the need for excess cropping.

overview of book scanner




The Faster, Simpler, Smarter

Way to Scan



Screenshot examples of some
of the Book Scanner's
most important features:


Select settings

Crash Recovery

Onscreen Guidance

Example of scan

Crop settings

Scanner settings

Scanner screen