Map & Large Format Document Scannning: Scanning Policy & Use

Contex HD Ultra i4250s Government, Geospatial & Data Services

Scanning Help

An online Scanning Services Request Form is provided to enable NU Library staff to assist with your scanning projects.  Please submit a completed form and you will be contacted via email. 

Map of the Month


Author, etc.: Chicago (Ill.). Board of Election Commissioners.
Title: Map showing Cook County congressional districts lying wholly or partly within the city of Chicago as apportioned by the 42nd General Assembly in force July 1, 1901 / issued by Board of Election Commissioners.
Publisher: Chicago : Board of Election Commissioners,
Date: 1939.
Description: 1 map ; 46 x 37 cm.
Scale: Scale not given.
Notes: "Nov. 1, 1939."
Shows ward boundaries overlaid by congressional district boundaries.
Indexes wards and precincts by congressional district.

Location: MAIN Government Info Map Collection (non-circulating)

Call number: G4104.C6F81 1939 .C6

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Contex HD Ultra i4250s Color Scanner

Offers Hi-Resoultion imaging of NU collection's maps, posters and other large format documents.


Maximum Scan Width:   42 inch (1067 mm)
Scanning Speeds: 
4,0 (inch/second) 200 RGB Color
2,0 (inch/second) 200 dpi grayscale/monochrome

Scanner Access Policy

The Contex scanner provides patron access to a new service here at Northwestern University Library! 

Access Policy

  1. Access to the Contex Large Format Scanner will be offered to students, faculty, university staff.
  2. All materials to be scanned must be from the NU Library collection, or have a demonstrated research, instructional, non-commercial purpose.
  3. All materials to be scanned must be evaluated as to the condition and suitability so as not to damage the item or the scanner.
  4. Staff assistance is required for use of the Contex scanner.  
  5. To request assistance, please submit a Scanning Services Request
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