The library decided to upgrade to these fancy self scanners. Totally free, the scanners can be used to save or e-mail images of anything you scan. While at work trying it out for the first time, I didn’t know that I had inadvertently activated it when I went to scan a 1930s ledger. It caught my hands in a very beautiful movement; I didn’t know that I had that kind of grace in me.
And then: you cannot imagine how badly I wanted to stick my face under the scanner. Unfortunately but probably for good reasons, these scanners are located in public locations with observation mirrors.