University Library


Scanning ist free of charge at all University Library locations.

Types of scanners and where to find them

Book scanner

You can scan items up to size DIN A3. The maximum surface area that can be scanned is 46 x 34 cm. We also have a DIN A2 scanner.

Book scanners can be found in the Copy Center and Open Stacks for Journals in the Central Library as well as the Architecture and Art Studies Department Library.

Microform scanner

This scanner reads microfiche and microfilm and allows you to save your scans to a USB storage device.

The microform scanner is located in the Copy Center of the Central Library.

Signing into the scanner

Book scanner up to size DIN A3

  • with a TUB account (members of TU Berlin)
  • without registration via the button "Anonymous"
  • as a guest (username: gast) Do not enter anything in the password field.

Book scanner up to size DIN A2 and microform scanner

  • without registration

Saving scanned media

Book scanner up to size DIN A3

  • Save to a USB stick
  • Send via email
  • Print (for a fee, requires TUB account login)
  • tubCloud (requires TUB account login)

Book scanner up to size DIN A2

  • Save to a USB stick
  • Send via email

Microform scanner

  • Save to a USB stick

Technical information

  • You can send file attachments of up to 50 MB. However, email inboxes generally do not accept files exceeding 20 MB.
  • You can connect all USB sticks compatible with Windows as well as 2.5 inch hard drives (smaller than 500 GB) that do not have an additional power supply.
  • Unfortunately, 2.5 inch hard drives from 500 GB and devices with their own power supply (e.g. 3.5 inch hard drives) cannot be connected to the scanner. There is a risk of data loss if these media are used.

Printing from the book scanner (up to size DIN A3, only for TU members)

  1. Log into the scanner with your print@campus account (TUB account)
  2. Scanning
  3. Select the output type “Drucken/Print.”
  4. Scan the items.
  5. Go to the printer and log in with your print@campus account.
  6. The menu will list all print jobs. You have the option to edit these jobs (such as deleting them or moving them to another printer).
  7. The total cost of printing will be shown together with your print@campus account balance.
  8. Confirm the print job.

Scanning Request

Members of TU Berlin may request scans of book chapters and journal articles only otherwise available in the library’s physical holdings.

Digitization Service

Use our digitization service and suggest especially old, rare and worth protecting items from the holdings of the University Library for digitization.

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