A first light source having first and second light transmission areas that extend along the axial direction and face each other, a conveyance unit that conveys the original document sheet such that it faces the first light transmission area, and a reading unit that receives the light that illuminates the original document sheet and is reflected thereby and reads the image of the original document sheet are included, wherein the light emitted via the first light transmission area and reflected by the original document sheet is led to the reading unit via the first and second light transmission areas.As a result, illumination efficiency improves, and reduced power consumption and prevention of heat generation can be achieved.

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