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Scanning & Microfilm


Flatbed scanners are available for public use at the following locations:

Scott Library Copy Centre (1st floor)

  • Epson Perfection v30 (4800 dpi; 8.5"x11.7")

Map Library

  • Epson Expression 10000XL (2400 dpi; 12.2"x17.2")

Steacie Science Library

  • Epson Perfection v30 (4800 dpi; 8.5"x11.7")
  • Epson WorkForce DS-50000 (600 dpi; 11.7"x17")
  • Epson Perfection v37 (4800 dpi; 8.5"x11.7") (at adaptive workstation)

Bronfman Business Library

  • 2 x HP Scanjet 5590 (2400 dpi; 8.5"x14")

Frost Library (Lobby area) -  Glendon campus

  • Epson V600 Photo Scanner

Scott Library Microtext

Microtext is located in Room 118 of the Scott Library. The area is accessible during building hours and assistance is available if required. Users requiring assistance are directed to the grey wall phone just to the right of the entrance, which connects directly to the Ask Us Desk.

There is a variety of equipment provided from which to view, print, scan and save from microfilm and fiche formats. Equipment options consist of:

  • Three Image Data Scanpro 2000 scanners
  • Three Minolta RP 605Z microfilm reader printers READ ONLY

You must have a Passport York account (or a guest account) to login. Guest Accounts can be obtained from the Ask Us Desk. You will be asked to provide photo identification before a guest account will be issued.

If you would like to save scanned images, a USB flash drive would be a good option.

Printing is also available using a YUcard. If you do not have a YUcard you can obtain a Guest YUcard from the fill stations provided, which are located to the left of the main entrance of the Library. Please read instructions for purchase carefully. Change is not provided.

Once you have located an item in the catalogue and determined that it is located in Scott Microtext, make note of the format, whether microfilm or microfiche, and record the call number.

Signs have been posted in an effort to direct users in locating microtext materials. Microfilm is shelved in cabinets to the right of the entrance. Newspapers on film are alphabetically organized and can be found to the right of the entrance. Microfiche collections are held in upright cabinets.

A returns table is set up and we request that you do not re-shelve materials once you have finished with them.

Please seek assistance if required. Please do not attempt to solve equipment failures.


For assistance see staff at the Scott Ask Us Desk.