Scanning – OHIO University Libraries

Scanners Attached to Alden Library Computers


Large format and standard format scanners are available throughout Alden Library.

Follow this link for instructions on How To Scan.


  •  2nd Floor: The Multimedia Center has 16 standard format scanners and 2 large format scanners.  The standard format scanners can accommodate photos, negatives, or slides; attachments for negative or slide scanning may be checked out from the 2nd floor service desk.
  • 2nd Floor: A Windows computer with attached scanner, is available at the service desk.  Please ask service desk personnel for assistance with this scanner.
  • 3rd Floor: Fine Arts area has 4 large format scanners and additional overhead format scanner available.

Touch-Screen Scanners

There are also easy-to-use touch-screen scanners on all floors of Alden.
You can use them for scanning files to Word documents, PDFs, or JPEG files.

Scan your documents to:

Your USB Flash

Your Email

To the Printer (see below) or create a QR barcode to scan and open on your phone or other mobile devices

Scan to Print

Scan to print service replaces the former photocopying service. From any of the Libraries’ touch-screen scanners, choose the “Print Black & White” or “Print Color” option from the home screen. To print your scanned document, follow the instructions under Printing.


Microform Scanners

All  microforms require a microform reader/scanner for viewing, printing or scanning.

To get started using the Microform Scanners, take a look at our quick start guide that can teach you scanning basics.

Currently we have 3 reader/scanners which make it possible to view and scan microform documents.

The scanned documents can be printed, saved to a storage device or e-mailed.

Detailed map of the Microform area located on the 1st floor of Alden Library.