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Sacramento FamilySearch Library Scanning Area




Our Library will re-open on July 6th.

Visits to the library must be scheduled due to limits on the maximum number of people that can be in the library. If you plan on coming in to using our equipment please schedule the equipment you plan on using below.


Available Digitizing Equipment[edit | edit source]

The Sacramento FamilySearch Library has a variety of equipment for you to use to scan and convert photos, slides, negatives, and documents. Please click on the "GET INFO - RESERVE" links to the right to learn about each scanner we have available.

  • We do not provide flash drives. Please bring your own 8 - 16 GB USB 3.0 flash drive
  • You must use a USB 3.0 flash drive
  • Sort and organize your images and documents at home.
  • We will teach you how to operate the equipment.
  • We will be available throughout your visit to answer your questions.

Photo/Slide/Document Scanners

Kodak PS80 Photo Scanners

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Click Here to reserve a Photo Scanner
We have two of Kodak PS80 Photo Scanners along the windows of the main area of the center consist of a Batch Photo Scanner and a Flat-Bed

Scanner managed by a Windows-based computer:

Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System PS80 Batch Scanner (left)
The PS80 Batch Scanner converts old and new photos into JPEG files in minutes. These digital images of color and black-and-white photos can be used to preserve memories and allow multiple options to share images. This photo scanner accommodates photos and documents up to 8-1/2 x 14 inches and scans up to 85 photos per minute. It will also scan both sides of the photo in a single pass to capture notes about the picture on the back.

Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System - Flatbed Accessory (far left)
With the Flatbed scanner, multiple photos on an album page can be scanned and then saved as individual image files so there’s no risk of harm to them and album pages remain intact. This scanner can also be used for newspaper articles, documents, books, and various photos that will not properly feed through the photo scanner.
The flatbed scanner will accept materials up to 12 x 18 inches.

Preparation Beforehand to Use the Photo Scanner

For a successful experience, consider the following:
  • The photo scanner includes a flatbed up to 12" by 18" plus a separate 2-sided batch scanner
  • Ensure all sticky material is removed from photos
  • Organize photos to maximize time on the scanner
  • Separate photos by type -- color, black & white, paper documents -- these groups will be scanned differently
  • Bring a flash USB drive with at least 8Gb or more of available space for a single session. [3.0 USB drive is required]
  • Plan to complete all efforts on the scanner within the scheduled time period

The scanners may be used only with the assistance of trained staff.

Please Note: Scanners may be reserved in one-hour and forty-five-minute sessions to scan material, after which center staff will prepare the scanner for the next patron.


---- Download the preparation instructions

Click Here to reserve a Photo Scanner


Kodak Scanza Negative Scanner

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Click Here to reserve the Scanza Multimedia Scanner
This scanner converts 35mm, 126, 110 negatives and slides into .jpg digital files. It can be connected to a large screen monitor to enhance the preview capability during the scanning session. It will also capture still-shot images from 8mm film reels.

The Scanza Multimedia Scanner may be reserved in one-hour and forty-five-minute sessions to scan slides, after which center staff will prepare the scanner for the next patron.


CZUR Book Scanner

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Click Here to reserve the Book Scanner
The Czur Book Scanner provides innovative AI Technology for enhanced scanning performance. It will scan all types of documents but is best suited for bound books. Its revolutionary "Book Curve Flattening" technology minimizes damage to the binding while scanning. This technology uses three precise laser lines for incredible scanning accuracy and image clarity. It uses a 14 megapixel camera for superb image quality.

Typically, the final output will be a multi-page PDF document, but the Optical Character Recognition software can convert captured JPG images with typed text into editable Word, Excel or searchable PDF formats.

The software can auto-detect page turns to trigger the scan automatically or a convenient foot pedal can be used to control the triggering of the next scan while keeping your hands free.

Image corrections/adjustments can be made to your scanned images before the final output is created.


Preparation Beforehand to Use the Book Scanner

For a successful experience, consider the following:
  • Light glare can be a problem for books with glossy paper. Be prepared to adjust and compromise.
  • Take time to practice with a small set of pages before starting on the full book.
  • Seek help from a technology missionary. The user guide can be found as a document on the computer desktop for reference.
  • You will find that the scanning process will go better after your first visit and the initial experience.
  • Bring a flash USB drive with at least 8Gb or more of available space. [3.0 USB drive is required]
  • Plan to complete all efforts on the scanner within the scheduled time period (including any editing of images and creation of final output document)

The scanners may be used only with the assistance of trained staff.

Please Note: Scanners may be reserved in one-hour and forty-five-minute sessions to scan material, after which center staff will prepare the scanner for the next patron.


Click Here to reserve the Book Scanner


Kodak Scanza Negative Scanner

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Click Here to reserve the Scanza Multimedia Scanner
This scanner converts 35mm, 126, 110 negatives and slides into .jpg digital files. It can be connected to a large screen monitor to enhance the preview capability during the scanning session. It will also capture still-shot images from 8mm film reels.

The Scanza Multimedia Scanner may be reserved in one-hour and forty-five-minute sessions to scan slides, after which center staff will prepare the scanner for the next patron.


ScanPro 3000 Film Scanner

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Click Here to reserve the Book Scanner
The ScanPro 3000 scans Microfilm and Microfiche. The library has a significant collection of microfilms and a large number of documents on microfiche. The ScanPro has auto-feed capability for both films and fiche. The ScanPro is not a color scanner and only scans gray-scale.

The ScanPro 3000 Scanner may be reserved in one-hour and forty-five-minute sessions to scan slides, after which center staff will prepare the scanner for the next patron.



Document Scanner

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This scanner will accept multi-page documents through the automatic sheet feeder or individual pages on the flatbed scanner, then save them directly to a USB drive as .pdf files.

This document scanner is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This scanner can be used for one half hour, plus incremental 15-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron. The document scanner also serve as a printer for the center, so you may notice print jobs coming through as you use them to scan documents.

Large Format Printer

The Printer will print 11" x 17" fan charts from TreeSeek.

This large format printer is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This print can be used for one half hour, plus incremental 15-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron.
It is recommended that patrons create a PDF of their fan chart on TreeSeek and put it on a flash drive and then use print the PDF on this printer.