Scanning Options Available at the Library

When it comes to scanning there are many options out there. Here's what Arapahoe Libraries has to offer and some helpful tutorials, opens a new window to get you started.

Scanning Station

Every library has a scan station capable of scanning and sending to an email address, saving to a USB drive or saving online. There is no charge for this service. The scanner at this station can also be used as a book edge scanner. 

Tip: When edge scanning books with images included among the text, use the "High Quality" setting, make sure to set it to "Grayscale" or "Color," and for the file format use PNG or TIFF.

Epson Perfection Scanners

The Epson Perfection scanners at our Digital Media Stations deliver outstanding quality scans from photos, film, slides and everyday documents. Features DIGITAL ICE® for both film and prints and one-touch color restoration. Also available for checkout!


Plustek ePhoto Z300

The Plustek ePhoto Z300 photo scanners at our reservable Digital Media Stations are fast. At a speed of 2 seconds per 4x6” photo, you can convert about 1000 photos to digital files in one afternoon! Also available for checkout!

Kodak Slide and Scan

The Kodak Slide and Scans at our reservable Digital Media Stations are compatible with multiple film types, so you can scan, edit, and save film negatives and slides directly onto an SD card. Also available for checkout!


InSwan is an easy to use overhead USB scanner. Great for scanning documents and book pages. Available only for in-library use and by request

Using the Notes app on your Mobile Device

Open the Notes app, click on the camera icon, click on "Scan Documents," position the camera over your document, take a pic, optional crop or retake, then click on "Keep Scan" and "Save." Your scan is saved. That's it!

The library offers a variety of copying, printing and scanning options to fit your needs.  Visit your nearest branch to learn more.