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915 West Gordon Avenue

Layton, Utah 84041
(801) 784-2100

Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

About Us
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Children's Page (FH Adventures for Children 8-11)
Discovery Center
Family Room
Green Room Photo Studio
Group Instruction and Visits
Group Tours
Guides and Class Handouts
Photo Scanners
Recording Studios
Staff Training

Three High-Speed Photo Scanners: Scanner 1 does not have a flatbed scanner

Copyright Notice concerning copies made at the center:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.

Please be on time for your appointments. The appointment will only be held for 15 minutes after which it will be given to a waiting patron who needs the equipment and you will need to reschedule.

CLICK HERE To Reserve Photo Scanners:

The practice of reserving more than one time slot back to back is discouraged unless special permission is granted. Special consideration will be given to those traveling from larger distances. Please contact the Center at 801.784.2100 for further information regarding this issue.

Please plan on the last 10 minutes of your reserved time to save your photos. Be sure you finish up on time so that the person following you can have their full time.

Preparing to Use a Photo Scanner

The following is recommended:
  1. Prepare before coming to the Center. Remove photographs from albums and any sticky tabs if necessary. If older pictures are mounted on cardboard, they can be scanned separately on the flatbed.
  2. Pictures should be sorted by size and direction. They must be fed into the scanner in groups of the same size thus avoiding jamming the scanner. The photos are inserted into the scanner face-up with the top of the photo inserted upside down. After sorting by size, sort again by direction. In order to save time, it is best if portrait-oriented pictures are separated from landscape-oriented ones.
  3. Scanners are capable of scanning both sides of a photo or document. It is suggested that photos or documents with content on both sides be separated out into their own group.
  4. A flash drive is needed for storing the digitized images created. It is recommended that a flash drive be dedicated just for scanning documents and photos. Eight GB or larger of free space is suggested.
  5. Trained staff are available upon request.