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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 ~ May 2015: Mexico

Mexico, California and Texas

The London Printing and Publishing Company.

Illustrations by: H. Warren & Engraved by J. Rogers

Map Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin

G4410 18--

Many of the historic detailed maps in our collection are not currently cataloged.  Contact the Cartographic Resources Specialist for access to items such as this.




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

Northwestern University Library Scanner Access & Use Policy

  1. Access to the Contex Large Format Scanner is offered to students, faculty and 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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