The Large Format Scanning Service is based in the Map Library on the 1st floor of the University Library and enables you to obtain professional quality scans of original material.

Originals will usually be scanned at 300 dpi in 24-bit colour and saved as a JPEG. Scans can be made at other resolutions and saved in other formats, including TIFF.

The service is fully managed by Library staff, so just bring your material to be scanned and a USB flash memory on which to save the file.


Contex CRYSTAL XL 42 scanner details

Optical resolution: 508 dpi
Maximum resolution: 800 dpi
Maximum width of media: 44" (1118 mm)
Scan width: 42“ (1067 mm)
Scan length: not limited by scanner

All scanning must comply with copyright law.



Large Format Scanning Service
Map Library
1st floor, University Library
Cambridge Road


Telephone: 023 9284 3655