07/31/14 update: The transition to the new printing service has been rescheduled to begin the week of August 11. See below for further information.
In early August, a new printing service will be rolled out to campus libraries and residence halls. The service will introduce upgraded equipment for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing,as well as a new and improved software interface for web-based printing. Microform scanners will also be upgraded as part of the new service, and an overhead scanner for bound materials will be added at the Joseph Regenstein Library.
Starting Friday, August 1, users will no longer be able to use the current web printing service or to add value to their cards using the current web revalue service. Printing from library computers and from personal computers with print drivers installed will continue to work throughout the transition. Current copy card machines will still allow users to add value to their current cards. The Library encourages users to avoid adding value to current cards or purchasing new copy cards until after the new printing service is in place.
Starting the week of August 11, the new equipment will be installed and the new web service will be launched at printing.uchicago.edu. There may be brief periods in the week of August 4 when printing services are unavailable at a specific location while the old equipment is removed and the new equipment installed.
The cost of printing, copying, scanning, and faxing using the multifunction devices will remain the same as the 2013-14 prices for these services. Scanning at microform scanners and the new overhead scanner will cost the same as scanning at the multifunction devices: 2 cents per page.
Users who currently have an outstanding balance on their UChicago Card or recently issued library card will have the balance transferred to the new system automatically. Users with older library cards or copy cards will need to ask for assistance in manually transferring any outstanding balance on their old card to a new card.
We appreciate your patience as the work to move to the new system is completed. For more information about the upcoming changes, see printing.uchicago.edu.