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New service in the Libraries - scan to USB or email

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Even as vast library resources continue to grow in an online environment, sources available in physical books and periodicals remain an important part of the research process. Yet some people would rather not carry around photocopied papers.

New scanning stations in the Libraries provide a solution to this dilemma.

The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce publicly available scanning at four locations on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus - in the Alexander Library, Art Library, Kilmer Library, and the Library of Science and Medicine. The John Cotton Dana Library in Newark will soon be added as a fifth location.

These scanners provide ideal options for library patrons: sending scanned files to either email or USB device, providing choice of black and white or color images, and optionally enabling the ability to copy and paste scanned text through optical character recognition. Rutgers students and affiliates can use the scanning stations for free by logging on with a NetID. Non-affiliated guests are charged at a rate of 10 cents per scan from a library copy card.

If you have any questions about our library scanning stations, please feel free to contact Darryl Voorhees by phone (732)932-7940 or email

Posted October 7, 2010