KIC Bookeye Scanners

KIC Bookeye 4 Scanner

  • The KIC Bookeye 4 scanner is located in the Weltmann lobby across from the Commons Desk.
  • Step-by-step directions are on the scanner (and below).
  • 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.

Instructions for Quick Scan

Step 1: Document Placement

The scanner has movable cradles for the left and right side of books. The cradle can be left flat (i.e. at 180°) for scanning flat, unbound material, or raised to 120° for gentle handling of books or other types of bound material that flat scanners may damage.

Place your document in the middle of the scanner bed, aligning the vertical laser guide with the gutter of the book. The ideal horizontal and vertical laser guide positions, as well as where to

put your hands, is shown below.

Many bound documents must be held open to get them to lay flat. If you need to use your thumbs to hold the pages down, the scanner’s automatic cropping function will perform best if you make a fist with each hand and hold the book open with your thumbs extended as shown in the image above. The image of your hands will be removed automatically. Press any scan button or the foot pedal to begin scanning.

Step 2: Copyright Notice

Select Scan, then Scan again and answer the copyright notice/question. 

Note: Additional scanning options are available on the small scanner display below the cradle.

Touch Accept and the scan session will begin automatically.

Step 3: Scanning Documents

A few seconds after accepting the copyright statement, the first scanned image will be displayed on the screen. If the KIC system detects that the document being scanned is a book, the system automatically splits the left from the right pages into two different images. A thumbnail image of each scanned page is displayed at the top of the interactive touch screen.

To continue scanning additional pages, touch Scan.

Note: Brightness, contrast, resolution, color, etc. controllers are available under the <Scan Settings> button.

Repeat this step to scan additional images.

Step 4: Saving the Images

USB - To save scanned images to a USB flash drive, plug a USB flash drive into the upper right of the cabinet. The system will automatically detect it. Then press the Save PDF files to USB Drive button to save the images to the USB drive.

* Note: This scanner will only recognize Windows Formatted Thumbdrives.

EMAIL - If you do not insert a USB flash drive you will be prompted to send to an email address. 

More Options - If this is selected, additional saving options including cloud storage or smartphone/tablet options will appear.

* Note: If selecting Box as your storage method, you will need to select Use Single Sign(SSO), then enter your Penn State Email to use WebAccess and login.