New system for copying and printing in the libraries

The UC Berkeley libraries have a new system for scanning or making copies of printed materials, and for printing from our public computers. Traditional photocopiers have been replaced with BookScan stations. You may print on paper, or scan directly to a flash drive. Low cost flash drives are available in the Moffitt Library Copy Center. Scanning costs significantly less than printing.

For payment, the new system requires a Cal 1 Card with funds available in its debit account. These cards are issued to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff members. Departmental cards are also available.

Visitors can request a Cal 1 Guest Card from the Moffitt Library Copy Center or from a public service desk in a library.

The new system does not accept coins or bills. Until August 31, 2011, some coin-operated copiers and change machines will still be available in the locations listed below. After that date, only the Moffitt Library Copy Center can accept alternate forms of payment.

As previously announced, Equitrac cards used with the former system will expire August 31, 2011. Until that time, they can still be used at these locations:

  • Moffitt Library
  • Doe Library (2nd floor)
  • Environmental Design Library
  • Earth Sciences & Map Library
  • Biosciences and Natural Resources Library

Unused balances on Equitrac Cards (except for departmental cards) will not be refunded.

This post originally appeared on the What’s New in the Library blog.