Pay for Print
The LSUHSC Library was pleased to unveil its new laser-printing system in March. This networked system allows patrons to print from any computer in the library, as well as from laptops brought into the library, at a cost of 10 cents per page. Computer lab users will enjoy the much-improved quality of laser printing over the older dot-matrix printing that was previously available, and users of the library's public-access terminals will now be able to print out their INNOPAC and Ovid search results rather than hand writing or emailing them.
With this system, a print job is sent electronically from the user's computer to one of two Library "print release stations." From these stations, a patron may retrieve his/her password-protected document from a print queue, pay for it, and print it out. To pay for print jobs, LSUHSC faculty, staff, and students may add value to their new LSUHSC ID cards. Or, patrons may instead choose to purchase a "print card" from a vending machine in the Library (or from the Bookstore) for $1. LSUHSC departments may purchase cards for use by their department just as they do for photocopying.
Since the Library print system is part of the new campus-wide printing system, the same LSUHSC ID or print card can be used at the various student computer labs, as well as at the Dental Library. At this time, the campus printing system and the photocopying system are not the same, so money put on print cards cannot be used for copying, and vice versa. This fall, however, the photocopier system will be converted, and LSUHSC IDs and print cards will be used for both printing and photocopying.
As always, the Library Staff is available to help you familiarize yourself with the system and to answer your questions. We enjoy providing new services for our patrons, and we invite LSUHSC faculty, staff, and students to try out this new service.
-- Beth Oliver
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