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Library Rules & Information: Scanning


Elizabeth Dafoe Library offers self-serve and custom fee-based in house scanning service for faculty, staff and students of University of Manitoba as well as non-U of M affiliated researchers.

Our flatbed scanner, used for custom scanning, is equipped with a planetary camera that enables us to scan rare, fragile and large items making it possible to convert maps, delicate materials and any other items for electronic use and distribution.

We provide Epson and Xerox scanners for patrons to use in the library.

Type of Services

Custom Scanning Service

Business hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:
00 pm

Turnaround - within 2 business days after submitting
[Turnaround times may vary depending on the nature of the request and the digitization workload]

Make a Request: fill out the Large Format Scanning request form

Drop off: Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Service Desk

Pick up:  Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Service Desk

Delivery  Methods:

  • Own USB
  • email
  • dropbox
  • Google drive

Self Service Scanning
Available during regular library hours

3 Letter Size Epson Scanners are located in:

  • Brown Lab
  • Microform area
  • Open Reserve area

 11X17   Xerox Scanner is located in the Pay for Print area

Delivery  Methods:

  • Own USB
  • email
  • dropbox
  • Google drive

Fee Structure

 Form of Payment:  Online - Debit/Credit card 

                             Department Budget Number

Custom Scanning
Oversized materials
U of M staff, students, alumni


Oversized materials
Non-U of M researchers


Self Service

There is no cost involved for self-service scanning


Canada’s Copyright Act governs the making of photocopies, digital copies, or other reproductions of copyright-protected works and the sharing or communicating of such works. The Fair Dealing provision of the Act permits the use of a work without permission for the purposes of education (your own or someone else’s), among other purposes. In general, copying up to 10% of a work, or an entire work from a source containing other works, is allowed for Fair Dealing purposes. For more information, contact the Copyright Office at or 204-474-9607.


The University of Manitoba is not liable for any infringing copies made or communicated using University copiers or scanners.


Contact Information

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Service Desk


University of Manitoba