Library Printing and Copying

Overview of Services
Printing from Computers
Making Copies
Policies on Printing & Copying
Microform Printing
Copyright Information

Overview of Services

Two Ricoh multifunction copier/printers are available in the 1st Floor Information Commons, located between the Circulation and Reference service desks:

Image of Ricoh Color Printer
“A” & “B” Color/Black & White PrintersRicoh Multifunction Color Printer & Copier system. Fifteen cents per page color or B/W printing on 8 1/2 X 11 or 8 1/2 X 14 Paper. 600X600 dpi printing with a 300K/mo duty cycle. Printer automatically selects Color or B/W printing, with one cost for all prints. Cash only.\ Service Areas Public, Lab, NetID Color & B/W printing needs.

Prints and copies are available at a rate of 15 cents for all copies and prints regardless of color or B/W.. The two printers have been named “A” and “B” because they can both be used simultaneously to retrieve jobs from either unit.

The library uses a cardless print and copy system; the USF ID and/or vending card is not necessary, though if you are a student that needs to expend the remainer of your BullsBucks balance you can use the remaining printer available in Campus Computing BAY 226. Coins or bills can be used on the new machines, in denominations of $5 or less. A coin changing station is available to convert your $1, or $5 bills into coin change for use in the multifunction machines, although each machine is capable of operating on both coins (nickels, dimes or quarters) as well as cash ($1 and $5 denominations only). This new process eliminates vending cards as a method of payment, with the goal of having an online printing service available in the future integrated into students’ Blackboard accounts. Users who have remaining balances on their cards are welcome to use their balance in the Campus Computing labs, and can begin using the new system immediately.

Printing from Computers

Prints can be produced from any computer in the Information Commons horseshoe as well as from the Affiliate Use machine located at the Circulation desk.  Printing is also available in the Library Instruction Classroom in POY 218.

  • When printing, select to print to the default printer selection box.
  • Next, a box will appear labeled User ID, prepopulated with the words “YOURNAME” and with a numeric password “1234″. You MUST replace “YOURNAME” in the User ID box with a different name in order to print.

You may change the default password of “1234″ to any number that you like, but please note that NO letters can be used for the password.

Please also remember to use the numlock key to enter numbers with the number pad. While these multifunction machines are capable of multiple page reductions, duplexing and watermarks, these are not supported. Use these functions at your own risk, as refunds will not be given.

Making Copies

Both Color and Black & White copies are available from both machines for one price. Please pay particular attention to the orientation of the item that you are copying, positioning the top left corner of the item into the top left-most area of the glass. The icons on the touch screen also indicate the orientation of the paper that will be produced- select the appropriate orientation (horizontal or vertical) as well as the paper size (8 1/2 X 11 letter or 8 1/2 X 14 legal).

Image of Penguin Printer Touch Screen in Copy Mode
“Penguin” Black & White Printer Touch Screen in Copy Mode
  • Begin by opening the cover and aligning the item on the glass to the upper left-most position.
  • Select color for color prints, or retain the default choice of Black & White.
  • Check paper size by selecting the size and orientation of the paper required; or optionally you can allow the printer to determine the correct choice. If the machine cannot determine it, an error will display “invalid paper size”. In the above example, tray 1 holds portrait orientation 8 1/2 X 11 paper, as does tray 2. Tray 3 holds landscape orientation 8 1/2 X 11 paper, and tray 4 holds legal size paper in landscape orientation.
  • Advanced functions, such as enlarge & reduce, multiple page to front & back duplexing, as well as watermarks are not supported. Use them at your own risk, as refunds will not be given.
  • Paper substitution is not allowed, as the machines may not properly feed alternate weight paper.

The automatic paper adjustment button can determine most paper sizes for you, but bear in mind that you may recieve an error if the machine cannot properly determine the appropriate size, or the item to copy is too large to fit on the page without scaling.

Image of Peacock Printer Touch Screen in Copy Mode

Printing & Copying Policies

In cases where prints are lost due to malfunctioning of the machine, refunds will be given in the form of free prints in the amount of the loss. Such cases may involve:

  • Printer jams or misfeeds.
  • Wrinkled or mishandled paper.
  • Machine fails to give proper change due to low coin error on Coin Return box.

Prints that have cut off the page due to improper selections of paper size or orientation are not subject to refund. Also, paper substitution is not allowed.

When using the copy function, bear in mind:

  • Advanced functions, such as enlarge & reduce, multiple page to front & back duplexing, as well as watermarks are not supported. Use them at your own risk, as refunds will not be given.
  • Paper substitution is not allowed, as the machines may not properly feed alternate weight paper.

Microform Printing

Microform printing is now free of charge, and is located in the northwest corner of the 1st floor.

Copyright Information

Many materials that are housed within the library are subject to copyright restrictions. The burden of adhering to copyright restrictions lies with the user. For more information, visit our copyright information page.


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Contact Information

Berrie WatsonHead, Systems & Digital Technology

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Last edited on October 9, 2013