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Printing in Colgate University Libraries

To reduce paper waste and to help patrons better manage their print jobs, Colgate University Libraries and Information Techology Services have implemented print release stations.  Print jobs from computers in the Libraries will go to a print release station rather than directly to the printer. Print jobs are limited to 10 copies and a total of not more than 100 pages to prevent excessive accidental printing.

All users should review the Colgate University Libraries Printing Policy.

Colgate University users must login using their Colgate username & password.

Guests must use designated workstations in the reference areas of Case-Geyer or Cooley Science Library

  • They will need to get special Guest Printing Cards from the Circulation Desks of either library prior to printing.
  • Currently, there is no charge to receive the Guest Printing Card.
  • Frequent guest users may keep the card issued and use it on return visits.
  • Guests who have a temporary need to print are asked to return the print card after use so it might be reused in the future. An ID (not a credit card or social security card) must be left on deposit which will be returned in exchange for the Guest Printing Card.
  • Users who do not need to print will not need a card to access library resources.

Color Printing available during Reference Desk Hours
Upon request, Colgate students or faculty may print a limited number of color pages to support academic purposes at the Case Library Reference Desk or the Cooley Library Circulation Desk during staffed hours and subject to the color printing policy. 

Users needing extensive printing, printing of non-academic materials, or multiple copies of materials, and all non-Colgate patrons needing color printing should contact Document Services – 228.7487 – in the O’Connor Campus Center. 

A color copier is available on level 3 of Case-Geyer to reproduce materials already in print for $1.00 per page.

Supported uses for Colgate students and faculty             
Where use is compliant with copyright and color is significant to understanding the content, and where the printed document is part of academic work.

Unsupported uses for all patrons             
Anything that does not fit the guidelines above, including:

  • Printing more than one copy. 
  • Printing of documents not associated with academic work (e.g. event flyers, whether or not it is a University-sponsored event).
  • Printing where color is not significant to understanding the content even if the document is used for academic work.
  • Printing very long documents (in excess of 50 single-sided sheets) even where color is significant and the document is used for academic work.

Please direct comments or questions to the Reference Desk on Level 3 or to the “Ask a Librarian” service.

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