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The Library does not own all textbooks used in COS classes.  We purchase copies of some textbooks used by classes with high enrollment. However, many instructors place extra copies of textbooks and other class materials on Reserve .  These materials are available for one- or two-hour check out periods and cannot leave the library building.  The library offers photocopiers and scanners should you need to copy any information to take home with you.

Printing & Photocopying

Costs - The cost of printing from a LRC computer is ¢10 per black & white page or ¢25 for color. The money must be deposited in a printing account that is linked to your Banner ID#. The Pharos kiosk (where you add money to your account and check your balance) is located near the Circulation Desk. The machine does not accept coins,the minimum is $1.00 bill and does not give change. Non students may purchase prints/copies through a guest account.

Printer/Photocopier Locations - There are 4 printer/photocopiers on the main floor of the LRC: three are located near the front Circulation Desk and another in the back of the Computer Commons, by the Computer Help Desk. Your print job will be sent to any printer to which you login.  Print jobs are identified by student Banner ID. Once logged on, the printer's display panel will show print jobs for that student. Follow the instructions at the printer/photocopier station to print and retrieve your print job.

Copy Machines - There is also a copy machine located on the second floor next to the Library classroom #203 at the top of the stairs. Copies cost ¢10 per page, 8 ½ by 11, single-sided copies only . This machine accept coins, $1.00 bills and $5.00 bills.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2014 7:13 AM