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The Business Resource Center at the Canton Public Library connects you to informative business resources to help you grow your business.

Free & Easy: Document Scanning at CPL

Did you know Canton Public Library's three public-use copy machines also double as document scanners? Because the machines have auto sheet feeders, they are great (and fast) for scanning and saving multi-page documents in either pdf or tiff format. You'll need to have an email address, because scanned files are sent electronically to the email address(es) you enter. The Copy Center also offers two letter-size flatbed scanners, which work well for photos and other graphics because you can save your scans in the popular jpeg or a variety of other formats. The flatbed scanners also have OCR (optical character recognition) capabilities, which allow you to scan text pages that convert easily to Word documents so you can edit them. There is no fee to use any of the Copy Center scanners.

To save your newly-scanned documents for future use, save them to a portable USB drive (bring your own or purchase a 2GB drive in the Copy Center for $7) or a floppy disk (sold here for 25 cents). Or save them temporarily to the scanner's computer and email them to your own email address. A Copy Center attendant is on hand to answer your questions or to assist you in getting started with your scanning.