Scanners are available in most libraries. Please see  details on the page that includes "Scan, Copy, and Print" information for each library

This page contains information about specialty scanners.


Scannx Book Scanner

Scannx Book Scanner has easy to follow touchscreen instructions. Scans can be saved to a Smart Phone (or Tablet) [must have bar code scanner app downloaded on smart phone or tablet], USB, Google Drive (saves to your google docs – log in with your google account), or send to the patron's Penn State email address.

Currently installed:

  • Sidewater Commons (next to the ITS help desk)
  • Knowledge Commons
  • News & Microforms (near the service desk)
  • Arts and Humanities/Music and Media Center (210W Pattee)
    • high-speed, double-sided document scanning
    • includes a sheet document feeder
  • Research Hub (2nd floor Paterno)
  • Earth & Mineral Sciences Library

Most branch libraries also have a scanner station. A Penn State User ID and password is required to use these workstations.

Scanners are also available for Penn State students, faculty and staff in a number of ITS labs. For a list of ITS and other scanning non-library scanning resources, see Scanning Resources for Students at Penn State, prepared by I-tech staff.


KIC Bookeye Scanner

  • The KIC Bookeye 4 scanner at the University Libraries is located in the Weltmann lobby across from the Commons Desk: 
  • Step-by-step directions are on the scanner and located here .
  • Pages can be scanned flat or in a V-cradle mode (less strain on the spine).
  • Documents can be saved in several formats (e.g, pdf, jpeg, and png).
  • Handles materials up to 17 x 24 inches, scans in black & white, grayscale or color. Scans from 100 to 600 dpi resolution.
  • Save to USB flash drive, cloud storage or send to email account.
  • There is no attached printer.

More Information on the Bookeye Scanner including step-by-step intructions are located here.


Slide Scanning and Large Format/Map Scanning

  • News & Microforms has a  scanner (STViewScan III) that scans slides (no fee). Patrons can convert slides to full color digital images.
  • The  Preservation Conservation and Digitization Department can scan slides and do large format and map scanning (fee).
  • The Maps Library has a 12"x18" Epsom flatbed scanner.



Scanning Resources

Student Computing Labs. Scanners are available in most labs. See locations, hours, and other helpful information here.

Engineering Copy Center. Offers a wide variety of services to faculty, staff, and students, including scanning and large-format printing. Detailed information. Hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

101 Engineering Unit A
Phone: 814-863-1612
Fax: 814-863-4789

Document Services. Offers high-resolution, flatbed black and white, full-color reflective, and 35mm slide image scanning for quality printing and can provide JPEG or GIFF file formats for Web page design.

101 Hostetter Building
Phone: 814-865-7544

ScanJet 3C Color Scanner. Faculty, staff, and students can reserve this language-translation scanner located in  214 Computer Building, (814-865-4757). Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.