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Book Scanning

Convert books into digital format and protect your historic archives

Expert Scan has many years of experience in successfully providing scanning services on a range of project sizes. Trust Expert Scan to deliver secure, high-quality book scanning and safeguard your information.

  • Free consultation
  • Safeguard historical information
  • ISO & British Standard accredited scanning
  • Save time & resources
  • Free up space
  • Destructive and non-destructive scanning

Book Scanning Benefits

Free up valueable space

With our scanning and digitisation expertise, you can unlock your valuable space by converting books and archives into digital formats.

Securely protect information

Scan books and historical journals into digital format to protect valuable information in a secure backup in the event of damaged or lost.

Create open access

Share archive information around the world with instant access to books and journals. Unlock access to important research items and historical data.

Instantly search across all books

Using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, books will be fully indexed and text searchable giving fast access to information. Suitable for most file types and available in 50+ languages.

How it works


Books are packed and collected from your location via tracked, unliveried vehicles. For large-scale, multi-site projects, a collection schedule will be arranged.


On arrival, books are logged onto internal tracking systems, then each book is manually prepared for scanning, taking care when handling fragile books.


Books are scanned using a specialist V-cradle scanner in B&W or colour to your preferred format, with OCR if required. They are then indexed and structured as per your requirements.


Digital books are returned to you via cloud portal access, SFTP or encrypted hard drive. If required, physical books will also be returned upon project completion.

National scanning services

Expert Scan is an experienced team of document scanning experts available nationwide across the UK and beyond if required.

With dedicated logistics teams on hand, we can collect your documents from any office location or warehouse across the United Kingdom, Europe, or Worldwide.

Our scan centres are located all over the country, with regional hubs in London, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

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Expert Scan's experienced, professional team have a wealth of expertise, including information management, governance, data integration and storage allowing your business to maximise your data productivity.

Trust the Experts

Our mission is to provide high-quality digitisation and digital delivery solutions

We have many years of experience in successfully providing document management solutions on a range of project sizes.

From BS10008 accredited scanning, OCR searchability, data redaction and automated retention capabilities, you can rest assured that Expert Scan has the requirements to match your needs.

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