On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 there will be intermittent fire alarm testing in Lauinger Library throughout the day.

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Overhead Book Scanner

The free overhead book scanner located on the third floor of Lauinger Library, across from the Reference Desk.

Users with a Georgetown NetID will be able to quickly scan pages from books (two pages at once!) or documents up to 17 x 24 inches. Scans can be saved to a USB drive, sent to any email address, or uploaded to Google Drive. A foot pedal has been installed to assist with quick book scanning, allowing users to scan 18 pages in under a minute!

Scanner Equipped Computer Stations

Twenty computers located in the Gelardin New Media Center on the first floor of Lauinger Library have flatbed scanners connected: thirteen Mac OS stations in the Picchi Multimedia Room, the seven Windows 7 MultiMedia stations located at the front of the Gelardin Open Computing area. There is also an automatic document feeder scanner at Windows station G14 in the Gelardin Open Computing area which allows batch scanning of loose sheets.

Adobe Acrobat Professional and Nuance OmniPage (an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software package which converts an image of text to text-editable documents) is installed on these scanner-equipped computers to allow users to edit scanned documents before saving to external media (such as a USB drive) or uploading to the Internet. OmniPage is only available on the Multimedia workstations and Gelardin station G14.

A NetID is required to access all Gelardin New Media Center computers, including these scanner-equipped workstations.


The h.Print system promises scanning capabilities. For more information, visit the h.Print website.