Q. How can I scan materials that are on reserve so that I can read them later?

Answer

The fastest way to get a scan of a document or book chapter is probably your phone. There are many scanning apps available for both iOS and Android. (Shown here is Prizmo for iOS.) Many of these perform optical character recognition (OCR), so you can paste the text into other applications, manipulate the text, or even use software to have it read out loud.

The library offers a printer/scanner located next to the circulation desk. It is not networked, so you’ll need to save your work to a flash drive, which you can check out at the circulation desk.

There is also an overhead scanner next to the multimedia desk on the third floor. This one is networked, so you can email the files to yourself when you’re done. This is a good choice for scanning large-format items (e.g., music scores) or for cases where you need high resolution.

  • Last Updated Sep 03, 2019
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  • Answered By Ron Gilmour

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