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This guide provides information about finding and using scanning equipment at the Temple Libraries

Brief Instructions

About Scanning at Temple University Libraries

The Libraries have scanners available for converting text or images to computer files. Most of the scanners are attached to computers, but more freestanding scanners are being added over time.

This guide includes information about the location of both scanners and microform/microfilm readers/printers that have the capacity to scan microform documents.

What else do you need to know about scanning?

1) There is never any fee for scanning at the Temple Libraries.

2) Copyright laws apply to scanning as well as photocopying. It is illegal to scan copyrighted works in their entirety. Please be aware of copyright law when scanning documents.

3) All computers with scanners are prioritized for scanning. If you need to scan and another student is using the scanning station for something other than scanning, ask a library staff member for assistance. All library staff members will ask another student to vacate a scanning station for those who want to use the scanning equipment.

4) If you need assistance in scanning text or images, go to a library service desk and ask for assistance. Please know that assistance with scanning may not be available all the hours the libraries are open.

Scanner Locations


Paley Library
1st Floor West - Computer Commons - 4 desktop flatbed scanners
1st Floor East - Photocopier Area - 2 dedicated overhead scanners
3rd Floor East....

Science & Engineering Library

Ambler Library


Microfilm and Microfiche Scanners (also function as free reader printers)


Paley Library, ground floor Media Services area 5 microfilm/microfiche scanners Black and white scanning only. Scan to email, Mybackpack, or to USB flash drive
Paley Library, ground floor Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) 1 ST Viewscan microfilm/fiche scanner Color scanning, optimized for newspaper scanning. Email, Mybackpack, or to USB flash drive
Science & Engineering Library No microform  
Science & Engineering Library 1 Epson 10000XL scanner 12 inch x 17 inch large format scanning hardware resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi 48-bit color
Ambler Library Reader/printer only Black and white scanning only. Scan to email, Mybackpack, or to USB flash drive
Ginsburg Health Sciences Library No scanners  
Krauz Podiatry Library 1 Scan Partner 620C  
Law Library 1 Canon Microfilm/Scanner 400 Black and white scanning only. Scan to printer only.
Blockson African American Collection No microform.