Too often, we see students printing out page after page of PowerPoint lecture slides, with just a few words on each page. Why not save money AND save paper by printing multiple slides per page?
The Weinberg Library Green Team will be posting these fliers (printed on reused paper, naturally) around our computer labs to remind all of our students and patrons to be conscious of how much they’re using. If you have any trouble with mutiple-slide printing, just ask for help at the Reference Desk!
The computers in the Library are networked using a system called UniPrint. Sometimes UniPrint goes down. The Library now has a backup plan in place for students when this happens which uses a “crash cart” with a stand-alone computer and printer. The “crash cart” will be located in the alcove adjacent to the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library. If this happens, you’ll need to save the document you want to print to a flash/thumb drive or e-mail the document to yourself. If you need any help, you can ask one of the Reference Librarians.
Photo courtesy of Ruben Bos under a Creative Commons license
It’s a great day for Mac users at the Weinberg Memorial Library! You can now wirelessly print from your Mac laptop to one of our UniPrint printing stations. Just check out our instructions here and print away. If you run into any trouble, let a library employee know so that we can fix the problem.
Wireless printing is not yet available for 64-bit Vista systems – only Macs and 32-bit PCs. Thanks for your patience, Vista users!
At last! Students can print from their laptops to the Weinberg Memorial Library’s UniPrint system – wirelessly.
Here’s how it works: First, install this new printing system to your laptop. Note – we don’t yet have software ready for Mac or for 64-bit Vista computers, but we’re working on it!
Then, to send a print job from a wireless connection to the UniPrint station on the first floor of the Library, just log in into RoyalAir or connect to Resnet. All wireless jobs, whether you’re using your laptop inside the Library or elsewhere on campus, go to the first floor print station in the Pro Deo Room (which you can access 24 hours a day, even after the Library has closed, by swiping in with your Royal Card).
When you print a job using this system, you’ll be prompted to enter a name for the job, a password and your username. Within two hours, go to the Library and swipe your Royal Card at the UniPrint Station in the Pro Deo Room where your documents will be printed and a per page fee will be charged. If you wait longer than two hours, your print jobs will be purged – you’ll have to resend the job to the UniPrint Station.
Remember, the Library subsidizes 200 prints for each student in the fall semester, 50 subsidized prints for students taking an Intersession class and 200 in the spring – see our post on “Printing in the Library – The Inside Scoop” for details.
This is a new service at the Library, so if you run into any problems, please let us know – either tell a Library staff member, comment here on our blog, or post to our Facebook or Twitter pages.
UPDATE: As of February 2010, wireless printing is now available for Macs. Instructions are here.
Need to print that syllabus, those lecture notes, that paper? You can do it in the Library! We have two UniPrint stations (one on the First Floor, in the Pro Deo Room, and one on the Second Floor at the top of the stairs) for printing from computer workstations.
To cover the cost of paper and toner, the Library does charge a small fee for printing from our stations – 7 cents per page, debited from your Royal Card account. However, to make sure you start the semester on the right foot, the Library subsidizes your first 200 prints each semester!
We get a lot of questions about printing, so here are a few details:
- The Library subsidizes your first 200 prints in the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters.
- If you’re taking an Intersession class, you’ll also get your first 50 prints subsidized in January.
- Your subsidized prints should be available on your Royal Card starting with the first day of classes.
- Unused subsidized prints “roll over” from Fall and Intersession into Spring… but any prints that are unused by the end of summer do not roll over into Fall 2010.
- We do not subsidize photocopies.
- When you send a print “job” to the UniPrint system, it will stay in the print queue for 2 hours – so make sure you go to the station and print it out before it expires.
- If you are having trouble printing, ask for help at the Reference Desk!
Please remember to “think green” and print only what you need. If you’re printing PowerPoint slides, think about printing 6 slides per page – you’ll save 5 sheets of paper.
P.S. You asked us for wireless printing- and we’re working on it! We’re testing it right now and will let you know when it’s ready to go.
Update: Wireless printing is now available for most PCs. We’re still working on Macs and 64-bit Vista computers.
You asked, we listened…
From: Bonnie Strohl, Library Associate Director
Re: 200 Additional Prints for the Library UniPrint Stations
Each year the Library has allocated 200 free prints to students for printing from the Internet on the Library’s UniPrint workstations located in the Fist floor Pro Deo Room and on the second floor. Last year student government asked for an increase of 50 prints bringing the annual total to 250 a year. We have learned that the way in which these prints were made available to students created the impression that students would receive 200 prints a semester.
To meet students’ expectations that they will have 200 prints a semester, the Library will add 200 prints to students’ cards this semester. From this point forward, all students will receive 200 prints in the fall and 200 prints in the spring each year (a total 0f 400 an academic year). Unused prints do not roll over. In the interest of sustainability, we encourage students to be conservative in their use of their prints.
We thank the students who came forward to bring this to our attention. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The additional prints will be applied to students’ cards by the end of the day Wednesday March 4th.
There ya have it! This has been a thorny situation for the past few weeks, and we are grateful to the students who spoke up about this. Kudos to our Library administration, faculty and staff for researching this issue at other institutions and coming up with a solution that works for us all.