Book Scanning

The Digital Makerspace offers a book scanner with advanced image processing such as book image correction, auto-removal fingertips, multiple document detection and scanning thick books. It can also scan a 3D object into a 2D image from top-down view. Walk-ins are welcome, reservation via iBooking system is recommended.



Workstation iWS17, i-Space, 4/F North Wing


Scanner information

The book scanner is a contactless scanner suitable for scanning books and documents.

Scanning speed 1.5 seconds/per page
Scanning mode 96dpi to 600dpi
Max book thickness

35mm (1.37 inch) for book size 420x297 mm

50mm (1.96 inch) for book size 271x195 mm

Max document size A3 (landscape)


Eligible users

  • PolyU/CPCE staff and students


Reservation Policy


User Guidelines

  • Users are responsible for the loss and damage to the facility.
  • The use of facilities shall comply with Library regulations. Users who violate the regulations will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Any unattended belongings will be removed after the reserved session so that the facility can be released to other users. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your personal belongings.
  • The Library reserves the right to allocate any available facility to users, or remove facilities from service as needed such as maintenance purposes and events.
  • The PC attached to the Book Scanner will erase all data, documents or scanned images after re-booting. Users have to save all their scanned images to their own flash disk or cloud storage.

WARNING to Users of Copying Devices

Users are reminded to observe the WARNING to Users of Copying Devices and relevant legal restrictions when photocopying copyrighted materials. They can also refer to the Copyright Ordinance (Cap 528) in the government website at For enquiries and assistance on copying, printing and scanning matters, please approach Technical Support Desk on 4/F or contact us.