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Reserve Our Scanners & Other Technologies

Photo Scanning Stations

Scanner #1: Kodak Scanning Station with Large Format (13"x18.5") Flatbed Scanner and Rapid Photo Scanner

Scanner #2: Kodak Scanning Station with Legal Size Flatbed Scanner and Rapid Photo Scanner

Scanner #3: Epson Scanning Station with Legal Size Very High Resolution Flatbed Scanner and Rapid Photo Scanner

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Reserve Scanner #1 Reserve Scanner #2 Reserve Scanner #3

We have 3 Kodak Scanza slide scanners. They quickly convert negatives and slides into JPEG photo files at a 14 megapixel or 22 megapixel interpolated resolution. Types of slide or negatives include 35mm, 126, 110 and even Super 8 or 8mm movie film frames. Be sure to bring a USB flash drive to transport your scans home.

Scanza Slide & Negative Scanning Stations

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Reserve Station #1 Reserve Station #2 Reserve Station #3

Document Scanning Station

We have 1 document scanner that will scan multiple pages, both front and back, into a single PDF document. Be sure to bring a USB Flash Drive to scan your documents to.

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Reserve The Document Scanner

Audio Cassette Tape Digitizing Stations

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Reserve Station #1 Reserve Station #2

VHS Tape Digitizing Stations

Stations #1 & #2: Digitize VHS movie tapes to mp4 movie file.

Stations #3 & #4: Same as above, but can ALSO create a DVD disk of the VHS movie tape.

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Reserve Station #1 Reserve Station #2 Reserve Station #3

Reserve Station #4

NOTE: DVD's are becoming "old technology". If you are going to record to a DVD-R disk, be sure to bring one with you. We would encourage you to also digitize your VHS tape to a mp4 movie file as well. DVDs can be easily scratched, or will become unusable over time due to the fading of the dye pigments in them. If you have a different tape format than VHS, ask us about converting those tapes. Be sure to bring a USB flash drive ... or even better a USB hard drive with you!


8mm/Super 8mm Film Digitizer

We have 1 8mm/Super 8mm Film Digitizer that will scan the movie frames to a mp4 movie file. Be sure to bring a USB Flash Drive ... or even better a USB hard drive with you.

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Reserve This Film Digitizer

Technology Quick Tips

Sample Project Tips Links
My PDF size is too large! How do I shrink it down in size? Resource Link
I want to add descriptive text to the bottom of my photo. How do I do this? Resource Link
I have heard about USB flash drive risks. What are the risks? Resource Link
I have multiple scanned images that I want to combine into one PDF document. How can I do this? Resource Link

Library Resources (Revising)

Equipment / Books / Microfilm

* 3 Scanning stations, each with a rapid photo scanner and a flatbed scanner

* 3 Slide scanners which will do 110 and 35mm negatives and color slides. It will even scan individual frames of 8mm movie film

* 1 Sheet feed document scanner that quickly scans multiple pages into one PDF document

* Large local region book collection

* Access to thousands of microfilm and fiche collections

* Microfilm/fiche ScanPro scanner to save digitized images to your USB device


Computer Labs

* Main Computer Lab with 23 student computer stations, one instructor teaching station, and a projector

* Small Computer Lab with 16 student computer stations, one instructor teaching station, and a projector

Note: Each lab is reservable by Temple and Family History Consultants to conduct classes as necessary


Great Staff & Educational Classes

* We have a great staff of missionaries and volunteers that are excited to sit down with you and show you how to "Discover, Gather, and Connect" with your family.

* We have a lunch room with microwaves, fridges, and tables for staff and patrons.

* Most of our educational classes are designed to be interactive and "hands on" to help you solidify skills learned. See our scheduled classes with descriptions

* "Don't feel comfortable with computers?" We have a series of Beginning Computer classes that are helpful to get you up to speed.

Discovery Resources

* Two 55" interactive touchscreen computers that will make your ancestry come to life for you

* Each of the 80+ library computers connects to a "discovery" portal that provides facts about your ancestors, migration maps, famous relatives you may have, and "Replace a Face" where you face is inserted into old photographs.