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Scanning and copying



Scanning as an image or PDF

All photocopiers in the Library can scan as well as copy. Follow the instructions next to the copier. Copies are emailed to you in PDF for TIF format.

Dedicated scanners for high quality

On Level 2 Centre in the Library there are dedicated scanning PCs, offering much more choice over the quality and format of the output. A guide to using them is next to the PCs.

Scanning to editable text (basic OCR)

You can perform basic editable text scans using the dedicated scanners on Level 2 Centre in the Library.
Instructions for their use are next to the PCs.

  • the Text (OCR) to RTF file setting will create a file that you can open and edit in Word
  • the Document to Wordpad setting will create a file that you can open and edit in Wordpad.


Find photocopiers on all floors in the Library. Some of them will print, copy and scan. You'll see instructions for use near each machine.

You need to buy print credits (1 credit = 1 pence) to pay for photocopying. Prices and payments are the same for photocopying and printing.

Cost of copies (per side):

  • A4 Black & White 5 print credit
  • A4 Colour 20 print credits
  • A3 Black & White 10 print credits
  • A3 Colour 40 print credits



There are photocopying facilities at the Tonbridge Centre Library, charged at 5p per A4 side, 10p per A3 side. Ask staff for help if required. Staff and tutors have priority when using the photocopier.

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Last Updated: 22/05/2015