Convert your analog materials into a digital format for electronic use and distribution. Create digital versions of content including books, journals, photographs, and analog audio and video. Services also include developing digital publications accessible on the web that are easy for you to manage and preserve.

Digital Imaging Service Centers

Digital Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS)

107 Olin Library
DCAPS website

Cornell University Library assembled a team of experts to plan, create, organize, and archive images and information for Cornell's faculty, staff and community partners. Whether it is turning a slide collection into an online resource or digitizing photos and articles for a single class, the DCAPS staff aims to develop digital collections in support of instructional and research activities that are easy to use, manage and share. Preliminary consultation is free. Services include:

  • Scanning of slides, photographs, monographs and oversized materials
  • Color-managed workflow
  • Upload to Artstor/JSTOR
  • Metadata services

Self-Service Scanning Facilities

Mann Library

Ag Quad

Mann Library has several scanners available for free public use in the Stone Computing Center and computer classrooms. The scanners are equipped to scan slides and negatives as well as opaque media. All scanners are available on a first come first serve basis. Users with scanning needs have first priority on computers that are connected to scanners. Resources include Epson flatbed and Ricoh oversized scanners.

Olin Library Maps and Media Center

Lower Level, Olin Library
Olin-Uris scanning and copying services

Olin Library offers a variety of equipment for your scanning needs. The Maps and Media Center is located on the lower level of Olin at the bottom of the stairs to the left of the building entrance. Resources include:

  • Flatbed scanners
  • Oversized map scanner
  • Microfilm scanner
  • Automated document scanner


ScanIt is a service for Cornell students, faculty and staff that provides electronic scans of articles and book chapters from material held by Cornell University Library. All libraries on the Ithaca and Geneva campuses offer this service. Follow the link above for a complete listing of available services.