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Scanning at the Library

KIC scanner by the Reference Desk in Barber Library

The KIC scanning station by the Reference Desk in Barber Library offers a BookEdge flatbed and automatic document feeder (ADF) scanners.

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Scan Documents

Below is an image of the first screen you'll see at the scanning station.

KIC welcome screen

How to use the BookEdge Flatbed

The BookEdge flatbed scanner can scan books and documents up to 11"x17".

  1. Under "Select Material & Place on Scanner," slide the carousel to select DOCUMENT, BOOK, or another material type.
  2. If necessary, touch the cog icon to select your desired brightness, contrast, resolution, color mode, scan mode and/or orientation.
  3. Place your item face down on the flatbed scanner.
  4. Tap the big "Scan" button.
  5. Accept the copyright notice, and the BookEdge will scan your document.
  6. To scan multiple pages, place another page on the flatbed and tap "Scan" again.

How to use the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)

The ADF scanner can scan multiple loose-leaf pages at once.

  1. Under "Select Material & Place on Scanner," slide the carousel to select either "Document (ADF Front)" to scan one-sided pages or "Document (ADF Front & Back)" to scan pages with content on both sides.
  2. If necessary, touch the cog icon to select your desired brightness, contrast, resolution, and color mode.
  3. Insert the pages into the ADF attachment backwards and upside down.

    Insert documents into the ADF attachment backwards and upside down

  4. Tap the big "Scan" button.
  5. Accept the copyright notice, and the ADF attachment will process the papers.

Modify Scanned Images

After scanning, images can be rotated and cropped in the "Compose Content..." section. For assistance, ask the librarian at the Reference Desk.

KIC compose content button

Save or Print Scanned Images

Tap "E-Mail PDF" to send a plain PDF to an email address.

KIC email PDF button

To print your scanned documents or save them in other ways, tap the round "More" button to the top right of the email button. Documents can be saved...

  • To a USB flash drive
  • To a Google Drive or Dropbox account (under "Cloud Storage")
  • To a mobile device via QR Code

The default document type is a plain PDF. You can also choose one of the following additional formats.

  • Searchable PDF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • Rich Text File
  • Audio (MP3)

KIC send more screen

Select the "Print" icon under "Select Export Option" to send your job to one of the library's laser printers. Please note that the price will display on the scanner screen as $0.00. The final cost of your print job will be shown at the print release station (see Printing at the Library). The document will appear under the generic username "patron."

End Session

Tap "End Session" after saving and/or printing your documents. All images will be permanently deleted. Scanned images cannot be recovered from the computer after a session has ended.

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