Copying and Scanning Library Materials

Most IUB libraries have photocopiers and scanners for your use.

Photocopies

You must use either your Campus Access Card to pay for copies or purchase a Copy Card.  Each of these cards works as a debit card.  Note: Copy machines in the Wells Library do not accept cash or credit cards. However, in other locations, most machines that accept cash also make change.

Visitors may purchase a reloadable Copy Card that will work as a debit card in the same way  as a Campus Access Card.  The cost for a Copy Card is $1.00 and additional funds for copying must be added to that amount. The machine will subtract the card fee from the money inserted. These can be purchased from a machine located in the Herman B Wells Library on the ground floor near the cafeteria, and at the Copies and More stores located in the Indiana Memorial Union and Eigenmann Hall. These locations offer color copies and additional services.  Additional services include FAX send and receive, binding, laminating, transparencies, and scans.  For more information and current costs for photocopies is available at the Copies and More website.

Scanning

The Libraries recommend that users scan materials they would like to keep and either send the scanned documents to themselves via email or download them to a portable "flash" or "thumb" drive.  There is no charge for scanning.   Portable drives can be purchased at the main East Tower circulation desk located on the second floor.  During overnight hours, when the East Tower is closed, portable drives can be purchased in the West Tower. 

Scanning standard 8 1/2" x 11" pages is free in the IU Bloomington Libraries.  Units in the Herman B Wells Library (Reference Reading Room, East Tower 2, West Tower 4th floor) and all branch libraries have flatbed scanners that are available to all patrons.  Scanned documents can be loaded onto a thumb/flash drive or sent to an e-mail, Oncourse or Box account.

Printing of scanned results uses the standard printing procedures and allocations.

Special scanning equipment and services are available as well:

Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library has a large 11x17 inch, 48 bit color, scanner that is perfect for generating high resolution scans.

Fragile Materials

Fragile, tightly bound, or oversized materials require special handling.  East Tower 2 staff (located on the second floor of the Research Collections in the Herman B Wells Library) will scan these materials using a special cradle copier.  Scans must be done by staff, and can be ordered at the East Tower 2 Circulation Desk.  The scanner can copy materials up to 17" x 23" (single fold newspaper size) without damaging the original.  Scans can be converted to PDF or TIFF files.

Users may provide their own CDs for scans, purchase a CD for $1.25, or have scans sent to an email address.

Electronic scans that are made by staff cost 15 cents per page.  Prints also cost 15 cents per page.

For more information on the cradle copier, please see PS7000 Cradle Copier.
 
Microfilm and Microfiche
East Tower 2 has microform machines that can scan pages.  These scans can be printed, saved to a flash drive, and/or be e-mailed.  More information.

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