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Outside the Archive, and around the corner in the former Christian Scientist reading room, is where the Archive has its book scanning room.
The Archive's repurposed reading room makes lovely, modernized use of the antique fixtures.
The Archive wants to create the world's largest library and uses a scanning system called Scribe. The San Francisco scanning room is one of many worldwide that contribute to the Archive - all which combine to scan over 1000 books a day (47 books an hour, or one book every 90 seconds).