Copiers 
Quick Facts

  • Two self-service black & white photocopiers are located in the library for student, staff and faculty use.
  • The copiers contain both letter (8.5 x 11 inch) and legal (8.5 x 14) size paper.
  • The copiers can reduce, enlarge and make multiple copies at once. Check the settings before you start copying!
  • Copies cost .10 cents per page. You may use your own paper but the same charges will apply, as the cost covers the use of toner. Please ask for assistance loading paper into the drawers.
  • Copy cards are required; the copiers do not accept money.

Copy Cards

  • Student Copy Cards: A copy card is required to operate the library's photocopiers. Blank cards can be purchased for $1.00 from the Card Center machine located in the library. The copy card must have a money value on it before it can be used for copying. After purchasing a card, use the Card Center machine to add money to the card at any time in whatever amount you choose.
  • Something to remember--the Card Center only takes bills and does not give change. Insert only the amount of money you want to add to the card. If needed, large bills can be changed at the circulation desk. Follow the directions posted on the machine carefully and feel free to ask for assistance.
  • Faculty and Staff Copy Cards: Copy cards are required to operate the copiers. Faculty and staff cards used in the Peabody Copy Center do work in the library's photocopiers. Or, you can use the prepared department cards for work and class related copying. Copy cards for each department are kept in the library office and may be asked for at the Circulation desk. When you are finished copying, please remember to return the department card to the desk. At the end of each month, departments are charged for the number of copies made by their faculty and staff. Students working for faculty and staff may use the department cards if they have permission to do so. 

For personal copying, you will need to purchase a copy card in the library. Blank cards can be purchased for $1.00 from the Card Center machine located in the library. The copy card must have a money value on it before it can be used for copying. After purchasing a card, use the Card Center machine to add money to the card at any time in whatever amount you choose. Note: Copy cards purchased in the library do not work with the copiers in the Copy Center.

Making Copies

  • Swipe your copy card into the card reader machine attached to the photocopier. .10 cents will be deducted from the card for every copy made.
  • Place original face down in the corner of the glass, indicated by an arrow.
  • Use keypad to select proper copy size (100% is same size), contrast (lighter or darker), paper tray (letter or legal) and number of copies required. Press the Clear Settings button to start over. NOTE: Always check the copier's setting before beginning.
  • Press the Start button to begin copying.
  • When you are finished copying, don't' forget to take your original and your copy card. Press the Finish button on the card reader to clear your account from the copier.

Lost or damaged copy cards


Please ensure that your name is on your copy card. If lost, your card is more likely to be handed in if it has your name on it. Ask at the circulation desk if you've lost your card.

Take care of your copy card. It may no longer work if:

  • written on, folded or torn. The magnetic strip is very sensitive, if it is creased or marked in any way it will not work.
  • you keep your card near other magnetic cards, such as bank cards.
  • you subject your card to high temperatures.

We do apologize but refunds can not be given for lost or damaged cards or for funds lost as a result of failure to operate the Card Center, card readers or photocopiers, in accordance with the instructions provided. Please report any problems other than the ones described above to the Circulation desk. Explain the problem and the library staff may be able to replace the card.

Help with copies


If you encounter problems with the copiers, such as paper jams, low toner or no paper, please ask at the Circulation desk for assistance. Do not try to fix the problem yourself. If you have questions about how the copiers or Card Center machine work, do not hesitate to ask.

Copyright guidelines


A copyright owner is entitled to take legal action against a person who infringes his copyright. Unless otherwise permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, unauthorized copying of a work in which copyright subsists may infringe the copyright in that work.

Where making a copy of a work is fair use under section 40 of the Copyright Act 1968, making that copy is not an infringement of the copyright in the work.

It is fair use to make a copy, for the purposes of research or study, of one or more articles on the same subject matter in a periodical publication or, in the case of any other work, of a reasonable portion of a work. In the case of a published work that is not less than 10 pages and is not an artistic work, 10% of the total number of pages, or one chapter, is a reasonable portion.

More extensive copying may constitute fair use for the purpose of research or study. To determine whether it does, it is necessary to check the criteria set out in sub-section 40 (2) of the Copyright Act 1968.