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.

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Digital Makerspace, 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)

Booking policy

Eligible users: PolyU/CPCE students and staff, except students leading to no award.


  • Walk-in Closed one hour before the library closing
  • Two sessions starting at 10:00am and 2:30pm (Mon - Sat) and 2:30pm (Sun) respectively.
  • The maximum duration of each session is three hours.
  • A quota will be counted for no-show without making any cancellation. Please cancel your booking before the session begins.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the loss and damage to the scanner.

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Use Guidelines

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.