As a touchscreen unit, zeta virtually operates as an all-in-one with a PC tucked neatly away. Students are done in one-tenth the time compared with the old technology. They can scan, save to a thumb drive, and walk away.

Nathan Stevens, Assistant Director, College of Education Media Center, North Carolina State University

Zeutschel zeta Book Scanner

Patron Friendly
Digital Book Scanners

Get a Quote on a Zeutschel Zeta

Request a Web Demo

Click to discover hardware purchasing options.

Manufactured by the trusted German engineers at Zeutschel GmbH, the zeta overhead digitization system is ideal for libraries, universities, records management operations and other organizations that require an easy-to-use walk-up system or a scanner for lower-volume archival capture. The zeta‘s compact design, optional pay-per-use functionality and easy-to-use touchscreen interface allow patrons and operators to easily convert books, loose documents and other materials to a range of digital formats.

See Who is Using the zeta

Owners of the zeta book scanner system aren’t shy about sharing their success with the world. Click here to read some of their stories.

V-shaped Book Holders Now Available

Add even more flexibility into your scan process with removable book holders. Zeutschel’s v-shaped book holder allows zeta users with delicate bound collections to scan collections without damage to the original materials. Click to explore other Zeutschel book holders, cradles and copyboards.

The Zeutschel zeta book scanner is a Gold MLA award winner.

Upgrades Available

The zeta‘s latest evolution of the scanner heightens the user experience through an enhanced touch panel display and faster software performance. Applicable to any zeta user that purchased prior to 2019, the upgrade is a ecological and cost-conscious alternative to buying a new book scanner.

Click for information on upgrading your existing zeta scanner or call (240) 215-0224 to speak with a rep.

  • 24″ HD touchscreen
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Fast-operating Core i3 processor for quick scan and process cycles
  • Two on-device USB 3.0 ports
  • Ability to scan A3+ (18.9″ x 14″) sized documents
  • Optional comfort book cradle for book thickness up to 4”
  • No overhead glare
  • CCD line array camera, allowing 100% pixel capture
  • Optical resolution of 300-600 dpi
  • ENERGY STAR efficiency
  • Plug-and-scan connectivity
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • ILL (Interlibrary Loan) compatible with: Ariel®; Odyssey; ILLiad; Relais; BCS-2; Medea3; MyBib eDoc® and others
  • Delivers with Perfect Book 3D software, an innovative image processing tools and an automatic book curve correction.

Product Awards

The zeta’s sleek, compact design has earned numerous design and technology awards since its introduction to the market. These include:

2023, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Modern Library Awards
Grand Prix Innovation Solutions for Book Scanning
Grand Prix Banque & Innovation -‘Solutions’ Category Winner (2014)
Zeutschel Book Scanner
iF product – design award
Best of 2013 Product Design - Zeta Book Scanner
‘Best of’ by Initiative Mittelstand’s Innovation Prize – IT
Focus Open Special Mention - Zeta Book Scanner
Focus Open special mention for ambiance and lifestyle
Reddot Design Award Winner - Zeutschel Zeta Book Scanner
red dot design award

Visit Crowley’s Zeutschel YouTube playlist for more product videos

Visit Crowley’s Technical Support section for information on scanner maintenance, warranty, contract options and more.