New Book Scanner - Click Mini

The Library now has a Click Mini open-face scanner, very useful for scanning book pages, located in the Learning Commons near the printers.

Like the older Zeta book scanner, it can scan two pages at a time, face up for easy page turning.

It can also scan regular documents, although if you have many loose pages, you may find the MFD automatic document feeder a faster option.

Saving options include:

  • send to email
  • save to USB drive
  • save to a cloud storage option (personal Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, Box)
  • save to your smartphone using a QR code (you need a QR reader on your phone)

Format options include:

  • regular PDF (every page is an image)
  • searchable PDF (the text on the pages can be copied and searched)
  • JPG or PNG image files
  • RTF (rich text format) text only for opening in Microsoft Word or Google Docs
  • color, grayscale, or black-and-white - the default is color, and you can change this from page to page

There are many other useful features. 

Ask staff for help or advice on how to get the best result for your purpose.

The Zeta is also still available; it has been moved to the pillar near Special Collections.