We have a special scanner designed specifically for genealogy and local history research! This station is designed for patrons who wish to make digital copies of books or documents. It is not connected to a printer.
This scanner is special because it protects the spines of books while creating a more accurate digital copy than a flatbed scanner might. If you need help using it, please ask a staff member!
This special scan station is available at Cedar Lake, Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Calumet Township, Hobart, Lake Station-New Chicago, Merrillville, Munster, and St. John branches.
Most are located on height-adjustable tables for your convenience.
Just touch the screen and choose your scan type!
Scan items directly to a USB stick (see where to plug it in)
Scan items to your Google Drive or Dropbox
Scan items to email
Scan items to your smartphone via QR code
Translate documents to another language (10 page limit, 65 languages to choose from)
Scan text to an audio file (5 page limit)