Stand-alone video magnifiers

Information about the stand-alone video magnifiers.


There are stand-alone video magnifiers in the Information Commons (IC), Diamond, Western Bank Library (WBL) and Royal Hallamshire Hospital Library (RHHL).

Simply turn on the magnifier and place your printed book or document on the magnifier’s reading platform.

This platform is on rollers, so you can move it easily from left to right, backwards and forwards. You can then adjust the contrast, colour and magnification of the image on the monitor.

The magnification range of the Eclipse magnifier at RHHL (illustrated below) is 3 to 50 times the original, whilst that of the Aurora HD magnifiers in the Diamond, IC and RHHL is 2 to 70 times.

You can find instructions on the Zoomax website.

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