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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scholarly Commons Scanners: Home

This guide provides instructions for using the scanners in the Scholarly Commons (Main Library 306)

COVID-19 Update

The Scholarly Common's physical space will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19 regulations, we do offer limited in-person scanning by appointment. 

If you need to use scanning equipment, please fill out this form.

Scanning Appointments are available:

Monday 10:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm

Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

Scholarly Commons Scanners

The Scholarly Commons is equipped with four high-end scanners to cover a variety of digitization needs.

  • Plustek Opticbook scanner: A "book friendly" scanner that scans documents up to 12" x 17" at a resolution of 1,200 ppi.
  • Book2Net Spirit Book Scanner: An overhead scanner that scans books up to 21.25" x 22.64" x 47.25" at 600 dpi.
  • EPSON 10000XL scanner:A 48 bit color, professional grade scanner with ColorTrue Imaging System for reproducing images with accurate detail and color.
  • Epson WorkForce DS-6500 Color Sheet Feed Scanner: Offers 8.5'' x 11.7'' flatbed and 100-sheet automatic document feeder scanning of one or two sided documents.

Scholarly Commons staff are trained to help you get started with your digitization projects. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise indicated, original content in this guide is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license. You are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs. 

Scholarly Commons

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Scholarly Commons
306 Main Library
Drop-ins welcome
Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm
Phone: 217-244-1331