Scanning and printing during library closures

At the turn of the month many people come to the library to scan and print appendices to various applications. When libraries are closed, however, printing and scanning services are not available to the public. Did you know that you can deliver the appendices also in electronic format and you can scan papers with your own phone? This article tells you how you can send appendices from your home.

Because of the coronavirus epidemic, Kela recommends that its customers transact over the phone or online. For online transacting, you need bank identifiers or a mobile ID. Read more: Kela e-services

The most common appendix that people print at the library is a bank account statement. Fortunately, you can also get a digital bank account statement for online transacting. If you cannot find the account statement on your online bank, ask the bank’s customer service for advice.

You can download the account statement on your online bank directly to your phone or computer in PDF format or take a screenshot of it. The important thing is that all the data is visible. See instructions for taking a screenshot with a smartphone and computer.

If you have to have a paper appendix scanned for online transacting, usually a smartphone photo of the document is deemed as an official appendix. The photo must, however, be sharp enough, so that the processor can interpret it.

If you need a scanner or a photocopier to archive receipts and other documents, you can scan them with your own phone, too. Read instructions: How to scan documents with a smartphone.

Scanner apps like Adobe Scan and Microsoft Lens have also been devised for smartphones for scanning. With these apps you can scan documents almost as well as with an ordinary scanner. 

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