Study at the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information

Scan, Copy and Print

  • 12 x 18 inch scanner
  • Black and white printer
  • Color printer (accommodates regular and tabloid-size pages)

Center Scan and Print Services

  • 42-inch HP Designjet plotter for printing maps larger than 11x17
  • 42-inch OCE scanner for scanning large map sheets
  • This equipment is not available for public use; services must be requested through Center staff
    • Use the Sanborn Request form to request digital copies from the Sanborn Map collection.  All sheets in the collection have been scanned.
    • Use the Maps scan/print request form to request scans/prints of all other types of maps in the Penn State Libraries' collections.


Scanning Fees

  • $10 per sheet (double-sided items count as 2 sheets)
  • plus $15/hour processing fee if required for image clean-up or modification (billed in 15-minute increments)
  • The Maps Library uses Box at Penn State to deliver digital map scans to patrons. Digital map scans can be delivered on computer disc for an additional $5.00.

Printing Fees

  • $4 per square foot
  • plus $15/hour processing fee if required to format image for printing (billed in 15 minute increments)

Mailing Fees

  • $7.50 domestic | Actual shipping rates for Rush or International

Equipment to Borrow



Loan Period
Garmin Oregon 450 GPS units
​(units are hand-held devices, not meant for dashboard navigation in a vehicle)
7 days
Garmin GPSMap 64st 
​(units are hand-held devices, not meant for dashboard navigation in a vehicle)
7 days
Trimble GeoXH 6000 dgps (survey grade research gps unit with staff antenna) 14 days

Portable SSD Drive (500GB)

7 days


24 hours

Mac Adapters

24 hours
Bad Elf Flex GPS unit (survey grade GPS unit with tripod) 14 days