Photocopying, Scanning & Printing


A black and white photocopier is available within the Map Library for users who wish to make copies of maps or aerial photographs. The photocopier is free of charge and has two available paper sizes (8.5×11 and 11×17).

Three public scanning workstations(11″x17″ size scanner beds) are available within the Map Library for digitizing and saving digital copies of library materials.

Large Format Scanning
The Map Library offers complimentary large format scanning of Robinson Map Library materials to University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff, and students for educational/research-related projects, course assignments, or presentations. We may collaborate with other academic libraries, historical societies, or government entities on preservation scanning projects, but we are not a public scan service. We are unable to facilitate scanning of documents from privately held collections. Guidelines:

  1. All scan requests must be accompanied by a signed UW Map Library Scan Request Form – available within the library.
  2. Map Library staff must perform the scanning (our scanner is not for public use)
  3. We have a 24hr+ turnaround time
  4. We reserve the right to reject scanning items that are too fragile to handle or might damage the scanner.

Large Format Scanning options in Madison, WI: Madison Scanning Service

All Map Library public workstations can print to a black and white laser printer (8.5×11 only). Cost is $0.07 per page and a WisCard must be used. Map Library workstations can also print to a color laser printer (8.5×11 only) located in room M376 of Science Hall. Cost is $0.60 per page and a Wiscard must be used.