(formerly the Copy Center)
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- Photocopying of personal and library materials
- High-speed copying with collated and stapled output
- Copies on color paper, transparencies, three-hole punch paper and resume paper
- Copies on card stock paper with the following color selections: white, blue, canary, green, ivory
- Assistance with microform collection, including use of the microform readers or locating microfilm and microfiche.
- Circulation of laptops, headphones, power cords, laptop locks, Nooks and Kindles.
- Faxing services to anywhere in the United States
|White paper (letter/legal/11x17)||15 cents|
|Color paper/cardstock||20 cents|
|Three-hole punch||15 cents|
|Double-sided||30 cents (15 cents/side)|
|Paper supplied by patron||12 cents (must be approved)|
Copyright Policy ©
- All copying performed by the technology services desk must conform to the University Copyright Policies concerning "Fair Use" of copyrighted materials.
- Copies must include a notice of copyright as it appears on the original work.
- In general, the technology services desk will copy up to 2 articles or 25% of a journal (whichever is less) and up to 25% of a book.
Public Access Copiers
There are three public access copiers with reduction/enlargement, collating, and stapling located on the lower level. Public access copiers in the library can be operated by EagleBuck$. The charges on these copiers are 10 cents per page when using EagleBuck$. Patrons may also scan documents directly to an email address at any of the public copiers for free.
EagleBuck$ is now the only accepted form of payment for printing from library computers, microforms and copying from public access copiers. To obtain generic EagleBuck$ cards for your department or to add funds to an individual professor's, staff member's, or graduate assistant's account, please contact Housing and Dining Programs (ext. 2705).
Non-AU patrons must purchase a generic EagleBuck$ card from the machine located in front of the Technology Services Desk to make copies on public machines. For printing, non-AU patrons may purchase a generic print card at the machine located in front of the Copy Center. The initial cost of the card is $1.00, of which $0.50 will be left on the card. These cards are reusable and value can be added at the Card Management Centers around campus.
Poster Printing Service
The Large Format Printer at the AU Library is intended to support the research community here on campus and is reserved for academic use by current AU Faculty, Staff and Students, and the potential hours of operation follow the schedule of the Technology Services Desk.
The Tech Services staff appreciate printing appointments (email us at email@example.com), but we may also be able to accommodate walk-in requests. Each print can take about 20 minutes and lines may form, so please plan ahead.
To print, you will need to bring a valid student id and a completed PDF file of your work. We highly recommend you consult some of the poster printing guidelines (linked below) before designing your poster, and your finished file should be saved as a PDF regardless of the design program you used to create the poster.
All of our paper is HP Glossy Photo Paper, and the prices are charged by the length of the poster you printed. The price per linear foot varies by the width of the paper roll. Current prices are:
24 Inch Roll:
36 Inch Roll:
42 Inch Roll:
For help with designing academic posters, please consult the resources below. For information about design software offerings and help, consult the New Media Center at the AU Library.
Additional questions related to the printer or the poster printing services can be directed to Joey Fones (Fones@american.edu).
Academic Poster Design Resources:
American University Academic Poster Guidance
This is the document created by the SIS Department to aid in the planning and design of an academic poster.
Do's and Don'ts of Poster Presentation
This is an older resource, but the ideas and design principles are still very relevant and form the basis of what many of the other sites will tell you.
Colin Purrington is a graphics artist and has written a process on scientific poster design for maximum impact. The website contains lots of great advice, helpful illustrations, and even some downloadable poster templates.
Cornell University This resource helps you to keep your academic poster "from looking like an abstract painting."
NC State University A very thorough resource, this site can help you plan, design, and hone the message of your research poster.
Need more information or help? A simple Google search for "academic poster guidelines" will provide many other helpful sites and tools. The key thing to remember is to plan ahead!