Have you got a box full of old photographs you've been wanting to scan and preserve on your computer or share with distant family members? We are now offering public access to a professional grade photo scanner featuring a 12.2" by 17.2" scan bed and 2400dpi resolution.
It is a beautiful, state-of-the-art machine that you can connect to your own laptop if you bring one or you can use our Photoshop-ready iMac.
To give you an idea of what kind of resolution this is, have a look at this detail of the letter B from the page of a book.
The scanner is now housed on the 3rd floor of the downtown branch in the tech alcove of the Local History and Genealogy department. A clean quiet work station where you can bring your scanning projects. Whether it is old documents headed for the shredder or a stack of precious photographs and old letters from your great grandmother's attic, bring it - scan it - preserve it - share it.
Offering this scanner is part of the Public Library's ongoing mission to create access to tools you might not otherwise get to experiment with. Your public library isn't just about access to books and media for your consumption, we're also here to empower you to produce your own content. Get a library card so that you can make, tinker, create and now SCAN with us!
The scanner is available during regular library hours, Mondays through Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm. Public access to the scanner is currently available on a first-come first-served basis. There is no fee to use the equipment.