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Printing, Copying, & Scanning

PaperCut System

The Styberg Library’s copying and printing services are managed through a web-based payment system called PaperCut. With this system users can check their printing balance from any internet-capable device, see their environmental impact, and even use the copy/printers without having their physical print card with them. Follow the link on the library website to check your balance at anytime.

How it Works

An account has been created for all registered students. When a student activates his or her account, a microchip is placed on the student’s ID card which associates the card with the account. To use the printer or the copier, simply pass the card over the chip reader on the machine. The microchip tells the machine who you are, what your balance is and if you have any jobs waiting to be released.

Activating your Account

In order to activate an account, students need to stop by the circulation desk, create a password, and receive a microchip.

Paying for Prints & Copies

  • Money can be added to PaperCut accounts right at the circulation desk.
  • We accept cash or checks only.

Costs

Black & White $0.05
Color $0.25
Double-sided B&W $0.08
Double-sided Color $0.48
Scanning Free

 

Sending Print Jobs

When you are ready to send a print job over from a library computer to the printer, the computer will ask you to type in your username and password. Then walk up to the printer, wave your card, and select the document to release. The default printer is the smaller, Black & White printer.

You may also send a print job remotely from your own device, provided it is connected to the internet. Follow the link on our home page or here to send your document.

Additional Information:

Upon separation from the institution, either by graduation or for other reasons, a patron may request in person at the circulation desk a refund of the funds remaining on their PaperCut account. All requests for refunds by graduating students must be made by May 31st of the year of graduation. All others must request a refund within 30 days of the date of separation.

PaperCut Account Policy

The Zeta Scanner

The library now has a state of the art Zeta scanner. The use of this machine is free to the members of our community. The Zeta Scanner allows you to save your scans on a USB drive or email them.  Some of the advantages of this machine as opposed to flat bed scanners are that it is open faced, so it better protects the binding on some of our more delicate items. The Zeta also has embedded software that automatically corrects for the natural bend of the pages in thicker materials and will even scrub out your fingertips should they make their way into the scanning frame. The video below provides information about how the scanner works.  (Note that our machine does not print and offers varied editing features.)

Copyright Guidance

When printing, copying, and scanning, considering the copyright status of the item is very important. US Copyright Law allows libraries and their users to scan from library materials for research, teaching, and scholarly purposes; however, libraries must evaluate whether a scan is fair use. This evaluation requires the library to consider four criteria before scanning from an item.  

Before printing, copyring, or scanning, answer these questions to see if your request can be considered fair use under US Copyright Law. Bolded questions favor fair use, while italicized questions do not favor fair use. 

  1. The Purpose and Character of the Use
    1. Are you requesting the scan for a non-profit, educational use?
    2. Are you requesting the scan for teaching, scholarship, or research?
    3. Are you requesting the scan for commercial use?
  2. The Nature of the Copyrighted Work
    1. Are you requesting a published item?
    2. Are you requesting a work of fiction or nonfiction?
    3. Are you requesting an unpublished item?
  3. The Amount or Substantiality of the Portion Used
    1. Are you only requesting a small amount?
    2. Is the requested item text or an image/artwork?
    3. Are you requesting a lot of pages (more than 20% of the book)?
    4. Are you requesting the major section(s) of the book?
  4. The Effect of the Use on the Potential Market for or Value of the Work
    1. Is the requested item out of print?
    2. Is the requested item available for purchase for a reasonable price?

If you find that you have answered YES to most of the bolded questions, your copy or scan is likely fair use. If you answered YES to most of the italicized questions, then your request is likely not fair use and should not be copied or scanned. 

TIP: Check and see if the item is available freely online through the library or another source. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.