Printing on campus is mostly limited to personal use in dorm rooms, but that is about to change.
On Monday, a printer and computer will be added to Sisson Hall, which is connected to the Michel Student Center. It will be available for student use, Vice President for Student Affairs Alan Galsky said.
“This is only our temporary solution to the problem of printing on campus,” he said. “The permanent solution will be having a printing apparatus where a student will be able to swipe their identification and the cost of their copies will be added to their card, but this will not be available until the fall.”
The printer will be in Sisson 141.
Beginning Monday, a student will supervise the printer and take payment for the copies, Galsky said.
The cost per page is 10 cents, and only cash will be accepted, not QuickCash.
“After this semester, the only way to use the machine will be with student identifications,” Galsky said. “The amount owed will be charged to the student’s QuickCash account.”
Freshman business management major Chris Murdock said he thinks the charge will be necessary.
“Charging a certain amount for each copy helps cover the cost of operating the printer, so I understand why they would want to do that,” he said.
The printer will be available for use from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Galsky said.
“If there is a high demand for it we might extend the hours,” he said.
Galsky also said the main reason for this change being implemented is that it was one of the recommendations of the Library Student Advisory Committee.
“The administration looked at the report the committee made and decided to implement three of their recommendations before fall,” he said. “Those three recommendations were to make printing more widely available, to combine the information and circulation desks into one student help desk and to add a Starbucks-like cafe to the library.”
The new printer will be located in Sisson room 141, Galsky said.
Information Resources and Technology Associate Provost Chuck Ruch said there is a possibility of more than one printer being added to the Student Center. “This fall we will have to see what we end up doing,” he said. “For this spring there will be just one printer available.”
Galsky also said the administration would be open to more printing on campus.
“We understand from talking with faculty and staff there is an availability for printing at other locations, and we would be open to that,” he said.
Galsky said the only cost to the university for adding this new printer will be the paper and toner.
“Information Resources and Technology had this in their stocks already so Bradley does not have to buy the printer or computer,” he said.
Galsky said there will not likely be a limit on how much one student can print.
“We would not go in there with the idea of setting a limit on printing,” he said.