Self-service scanning & digitization

The Library offers several ways to scan analog materials into digital formats. Equipment is available for self-service scanning in Alderman, Brown, Clemons, Fine Arts, and Music. 

For assistance digitizing material for instruction or research purposes, read more about digitization requests.

Print scanning

ScannX Book ScanCenter (Clemons, Brown, and Music)
  • Type: Flatbed book-edge
  • Scanning Area: 11” x 17”
  • Max Resolution: up to 600dpi
  • OCR? Yes
  • Access: anyone
  • Location: 4th floor in Clemons (2 available); 1st floor in Brown; Main level in Music
Zeta Overhead Book Scanner (Fine Arts and Clemons)
  • Type: Overhead
  • Scanning Area: 18.9″ x 14”
  • Max Resolution: up to 600dpi
  • OCR? Yes
  • Access: anyone
  • Location: 4th floor in Clemons; 1st floor in Clemons; 2nd floor in Fine Arts
KIC BookEye Overhead Scanner (Alderman, Clemons, Music
  • Type: Overhead with “V” Cradle mode that holds books at 120° or 180° angle.
  • Scanning Area: 24” x 18”
  • Max Resolution: up to 600dpi
  • OCR? Yes
  • Access: anyone
  • Location: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors in Alderman; main level in Music; 4th floor in Clemons
Epson Expression 10000XL (Fine Arts and Clemons)
  • Type: Flatbed
  • Scanning Area: 12.2" x 17.2"
  • Max Resolution: Up to 2400 x 4800dpi
  • OCR? Yes
  • Access: anyone at Fine Arts; UVA only at Clemons
  • Location: 1st floor in Fine Arts; 4th floor in Clemons
Epson Perfection V500 Office with Epson EU-73 Document Feeder (Clemons)
  • Type: Flatbed Sheet Feeder (up to 20 pages at a time)
  • Scanning Area: 8.5" x 11"
  • Max Resolution: 6400 x 9600dpi
  • OCR? Yes
  • Access:  UVA only
  • Location: 4th floor

Media scanning

The Robertson Media Center on the 3rd floor of Clemons Library provides self-service access to non-print media scanners. These scanners are not available for check out. Please email teachlearn@virginia.edu with questions.

  • The Lasergraphics Scanstation can digitize 8mm & 16mm that is print (positive), negative, black & white, and color, with or without sound
  • Epson V750 & 10000XL Scanners can scan documents and still film slides of many formats 
  • We offer Legacy conversion of the following formats:
    • VHS(-C) 
    • Hi-8
    • Betamax
    • DV/Mini-DV
    • Audio Cassette
    • 16mm Steenbeck flatbed film editor
    • 16mm splicers and reels

Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library: Staff can advise users on scanning, manipulating, and preserving their images. Photoshop and VueScan scanning software is available on 4 Apple computers on the 1st floor. Each computer is equipped to digitize film negatives, slides, and documents up to 11 x 17 inches.

Clemons Library: Microfilm scanners are available on the 4th floor. Staff can assit with the microfilm readers, if you need to set up a time for assistance please email library@virginia.edu.

See staff at the information and service desk in each library location for scanning assistance. See all Library locations and hours.