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Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Lab

This guide will help you learn about digital humanities research and how to utilize software tools for your research projects.

About the Digital Humanities Lab

Located on the second floor of Linscheid Library, the Digital Humanities Lab (DHL) was envisioned with undergraduate students in mind to create and explore research projects that focus on the digital humanities. Built with funds from the NASNTI HERITAGE grant program, the lab houses 12 iMacs, a smart projector, a large format printer, a 3-D printer, a color printer, and a high-resolution book scanner. 

Students can use the book scanner and Mac computers anytime the library is open, as long as the lab is not reserved for a class or event.

  • A flash drive is required to save documents from the scanners and computers. Bring your own, or check one out from the library.
  • Printing is available to anyone for a fee, but many ECU research and course-related projects are eligible for free printing. See the Digital Services page for more information.

Faculty & staff can talk to their liaison librarian about booking the lab for classroom use.

Community organizations wishing to use the space should contact Digital Services at

Large Format Printing

The Epson Surecolor P8000 Commercial Large-Format Inkjet printer has a built-in rotary cutter and can produce a 16x20" print in two minutes. This printer can have a maximum paper size of 44".

Talk to your instructor or liaison librarian to get access to printing.

Book Scanning

The Bookeye 4 scanner digitizes source material into high-resolution images up to 400 dpi. The mirror mechanism captures the image precisely from edge to edge, whether it is a flat document or a book open at an angle of 120 degrees.

Reserve an iMac

Due to social distancing practices in the library, the DHL iMacs are currently available by appointment only. Reservations are limited to a maximum of 4 hours. If you need to reserve more time, please visit the Collection Services Office on the 2nd floor of the library.

Click here to reserve time to use an iMac.

3D Printing

The Dremel Digilab 3D45 printer has a maximum build volume of 10" x 6" x 6.7" (254mm x 154mm x 170mm). There are four types of filament available:

  • PLA (biodegradable plastic)
  • ECO-ABS (modified version of PLA with added strength and durability)
  • PETG (durable, temperature resistant, smooth surface finish, less warping)
  • Nylon (slightly flexible, more durable, low friction coefficient)

Talk to your instructor or liaison librarian to get access to printing. For help with 3D printing specifications, you can schedule a one-one-one appointment with your liaison librarian.

Software Available on iMacs

Contact Information

For questions regarding usage of the lab space, contact the Digital Services Office:


Casey Lowry
Digital Services Librarian
(580) 559-5842