A range of the University Digitisation Centre's scanning equipment is available to members of the University of Melbourne community to use in our supported environment. Please note that self-service scanning is for University of Melbourne business purposes only, e.g. teaching a class or completing a research project. Scanning of items for personal use is not permitted.

Some equipment may not be available if in use for scheduled digitisation projects. There is no cost for using the equipment however a copyright declaration must be completed for each session.

Booking: Please email to discuss your project. Requests for scanning large volumes of material must be discussed with UDC staff beforehand.

Business document scanning

Fujitsu fi6670 document scanner

A Fujitsu business document scanner enables researchers, teachers, or departments to walk-up and scan unbound documents with minimal assistance required for this simple to use scanner. This scanner can scan up to 50 double-sided pages per minute. Please refer to our guide to preparing documents to help you make the most of your time.

Flatbed scanning

Epson XL10000 scanner

An Epson 10000XL flat bed scanner handles material up to A3. It is also equipped with a transparency adapter and film holders for various film formats including 35mm slides and strip film, 6cm and 4x5" film.

User Guide (PDF 723KB)

Digitising of Slides, negatives and photographs

Image of a 35mm camera taking a photo of a slide

Digitising of transparencies, negatives and photographs (~3,800 dpi for 35mm film)

Book Scanning

A Zeutschel A2 book scanner handles digitisation of many books. It features a user friendly interface and file format options include PDF, Jpeg and TIFF

Zeutschel OS16000

Located in the Digital Studio in Arts West on level 3 is a Zeutschel Zeta book scanner. Just bring your USB storage device and your materials. A user-friendly tough screen interface will guide you through the options. Options includes colour, B/W or greyscale, PDF, Jpeg or TIF. No booking is required.