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Digital Media Studio at the Auraria Library
Facilitates access to hardware, software, and hands-on guidance in the use of media and digital technologies
Print, Scan, and Copy at Auraria Library
Scanners are located on the first floor. Scan books and documents up to 22"x16". Black and white and color images may be scanned and saved as 300dpi documents in a variety of formats (PDF, JPEG, etc.). Scanned images can be emailed, printed, or saved to your personal USB drive or Google Drive. Scanning is free. However, printing costs will apply if you choose to send your documents to a printing station.
Though there's no shortage of digital images, unique images can still be found in print format at Auraria Library.
Search our online catalog Skyline for books with pictures using these methods:
- A book record will tell you if the text has illustrations or photographs. Look for these abbreviations in the record that indicate the book has images:
- ill. (illustrations)
- col. ill (color illustrations)
- Using the phrase 'pictorial works' in a search in Skyline. This subject term is used to describe books comprised primarily of images. Some examples of subject searches you could do to find picture-filled books include:
- United States pictorial works
- flowers pictorial works
- Colorado pictorial works
- airplanes pictorial works
- Doing a search using the word 'photograph' or 'photographs' combined with keyword(s) can also retrieve image heavy materials. Examples:
- Denver photograph
- art deco photographs
- Encyclopedias will often be image-rich. To identify both print and online encyclopedias in a library collection, choose an appropriate keyword or keywords to combine with the word "encyclopedias" when searching the library's catalog. For example:
- China encyclopedias
- insects encyclopedias
- Art Books. Books dedicated to painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, graphic arts, design, architecture and their attendant creators will also contain images.