New system for copying and printing in the libraries

The UC Berkeley libraries have a new system for making copies of printed materials, and for printing from the public computers.  It replaces traditional photocopiers with BookScan stations.  Materials can be printed on paper, or scanned directly to a flash drive (available in the Moffitt Library Copy Center) at a much lower cost.

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

Update: The library has arranged for refunds of unused value on expired Equitrac copy cards to be available through September 30, 2011. This applies both to cards that were purchased with individuals’ own funds and to “departmental cards” purchased with University funds.
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Originally posted on the What’s New in the Library Blog.