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Scanning machines now available throughout the Libraries

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

Scanning machines, now stationed in library buildings across Rutgers three campuses, provide an ideal solution to this dilemma.

The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce the widespread availability of over twenty five scanning machines in twelve libraries throughout the library system. Scanners are available in the Alexander, Annex, Art, Chang, Dana (in Newark), Douglass, Kilmer, Library of Science and Medicine, Math, Robeson (in Camden), SERC, and SMLR libraries.

These scanners provide ideal options for Rutgers users: cloud based scanning (direct upload to Google Docs or Scarlet Docs), scan to either email or USB device, a choice of black and white or color images in various image formats, optional ability to copy and paste scanned text through optical character recognition, and directly reformatting images to MS Word or Excel files. Rutgers students and affiliates can use the scanning stations for free by logging on with a NetID.

If you have any questions about our library scanning machines, please feel free to contact Imaging Services Director Darryl Voorhees by phone 732/932-7940 or email

Posted July 29, 2011