In early 2022 Special Collections partnered with UCC Library's DIgital Learning and student workers to 3D scan a selection of objects including parchment fragments using a EinScan-SP desktop scanner. This collected data was used to construct digital 3D models. The resulting scans, though imperfect, serve as an example of what is possible. For example, not only is the text on the fragment visible so too is the topography of the parchment fragment. 3D scans of these fragile items mean less handling is required but not at the expense of new or ongoing research. This innovative technique gives insight into the creation of manuscripts irrespective of the language of the manuscript fragment.