Printing, Copying, and Scanning
Q: How do I get a Vend-A-Card to use in Library photocopy machines?
A: You can buy a Vend-A-Card at the Book Check Out/Circulation, Media Collections, and Journals & Newspapers desks in the Library.
Q: How much does a Vend-A-Card cost?
A: The Vend-A-Cards have a one-time cost of $.50. Any number of copies can then be purchased and put onto the card at a cost of $.07 per copy. When all the copies on a card have been used the card may be recharged at $.07 cents a copy.
Q: How do I Pay?
A: You can add copies to your VendaCard with cash, check, P-Card, or Aggie Express also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express for purchases over $2.00.
Q: What if I don't want a Vend-A-Card?
A: : Two coin-operated copy machines are available in the library; one is located on the 1st floor near the lockers, and the other is on the 2nd floor next to the Journals & Newspapers desk,. These machines accept coins, $1 & $5 dollar bills, but change disbursed is in coins and only after a copy is made. These machines also accept Vend-A-Cards. Copies made using the coin operated machines cost 10 cents each.
Q: How much do copies cost?
A: Paper copies are $.07 each when paying with a VendaCard or $.10 each with cash
Microform copies cost $.14 each. A digital scanner is available for microforms which will allow you to scan the film or fiche and save it to a file instead of printing it, at no cost to you.
Q: Does the Library provide a fax machine for public use?
A: No, but you can send faxes from campus Copy Centers (phone Copy Center III in the Taggart Student Center 797- 2594) or from commercial services in Logan (FedEx/Kinko’s or UPS Store, both on 400N).
Q: How can I find my VendaCard that I lost in the Library?
A: If someone turns in your lost VendaCard to a service desk and if your name is written legibly on the card, we will contact you at your university email. If you are not listed in the email directory or did not write your name on the card, please inquire at the Journals & Newspapers desk on the second floor (7-2894) where VendaCards that have been turned in are kept until the end of the school year.
Q: Where can I get change to make copies using a coin-operated copier?
A: Change is available at the Book Check Out/Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library or at the Library Media Collections/Course Reserves desk, on the southwest side of the first floor or at the Journals/Newspapers Desk on the Second Floor.
Q: Can I make photocopies using free copies credited to my USU Card?
A: No, these copies do not apply to photocopy machines. This allowance of printouts is honored in student computer labs, such as the Information Commons on the first floor and the computer lab in the basement.
Q: Where can I make color photocopies in the Library?
A: Merrill-Cazier Library currently does not have color photocopiers. Journal volumes may be checked out for two days and taken to Copy Center III in the Taggart Student Center or Copy Center IV in the Fine Arts Building where color copiers are available. There is a scanner on the first floor of the library that will allow you to scan and save or email images of your document to yourself at no cost.
Q: Where can I make color printouts in the library?
A: There is a color copier in the Information Commons. This is available only to USU students, faculty and staff. It costs $.25 per page.
Q: What sizes of paper are available for copiers in the Library?
A: All copiers print on 8 ˝ x 11 inch paper. In order to make 11 x 14, or 11 x 17 copies, you need to go to a copy center. Please note that Library copiers can reduce copies of larger originals (11 x 14 inch or 11 x 17 inch) to fit on 8 ˝ x 11 inch paper.
Q: Are there copiers that make double-sided copies?
A: All of the photocopy machines can make two-sided copies, but you must manually turn over the original to scan the second side. Copiers with paper feed trays are available near the Journals & Newspapers desk on the second floor.