This SimpleScan Station makes scanning, saving and sharing as easy as 1, 2, 3. Now you can scan, save and even edit important documents and school papers. Share your favorite book excerpts, old letters and photos online with colleagues and friends around the world.

The simple touch-screen guides you through the process to scan from text books, books, magazines, class notes, photos, yearbooks, class pictures and more! The sheet feeder can even scan both sides of the page at once!

Save your scan to:

  • a USB drive
  • Dropbox
  • GoogleDrive
  • send to an email account
  • send to your smart phone/tablet (QR code reading app required)
  • scan and send to our public printing system
  • save as a password-secured PDF, and then save or email

Convert or translate* your document to audio in:

  • English - great for low-vision users
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English - translate from another language!
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • * Translation services not recommended for legal documents.

Translate* your document to a Microsoft Word document in:

  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English - translate from another language! *
  • Estonian
  • Fijian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Hmong Daw
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kiswahili
  • Klingon
  • Klingon (pIqaD)
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Querètaro Otomi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian Cyrillic
  • Serbian Latin
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tahitian
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Turkish
  • Ukranian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Yucatec Maya
  • * Translation services not recommended for legal documents.

The scanner is free to use for Lansing card holders in good standing, simply approach it if not in use, and login with your library card and PIN, or reserve the "SimpleScan" computer. Computer Reservations: Book online!. Regular guest pass reservation fees apply for non-residents or Lansing users without their card. Printing is charged at our regular rates.

For additional details see the Simple Scan Tip Sheet PDF icon

Please ask staff if you have any additional questions!