Cabell Library Frequently Asked Questions
Printing & Photocopying
- How do I pay for printing and photocopying?
- How do I print and how much does it cost?
- Can I print from my laptop?
- Is there a scanner I can use?
None of the printers or photocopiers at Cabell Library accept paper money or change. You must have RamBucks on your VCUCard or buy a blank RamBucks card ($1 for the card) and add money to it. You can add money to your VCUCard with your credit/debit card at http://www.vcucard.com. If you have cash (multiples of $1, $5, or $10 - no change), you can add money to your ID or buy a blank RamBucks card using one of our RamBucks machines. There is a machine located with the printers and photocopiers on the first floor (see the star on the map) and another machine in the basement computer lab (map).
Instead of photocopying you may want to try our digital sender. The digital sender is a scanner that will allow you to scan pages from books and/or journals and then send them to a VCU email address in PDF format. There is no charge to use the sender. It is located near the printers and photocopiers on the first floor (instructions are posted).
To print, select File, and then Print. If you are concerned about page formatting, check the Print Preview first (also in the File menu). You will need to select the type of printing you want – single-sided, double-sided, or color. For current prices and more detailed instructions see our page on Printing Services in the Libraries.
Yes you can. You need to download and install the proper driver(s) onto your laptop in order to print. To find the proper driver(s), please see the Technology Services page on Pay for Print installation.
Yes, and there are a few different options. If you want to scan pages from a book or bound journal, you may want to try a digital sender. A digital sender scans pages and then sends them to your e-mail address in PDF, JPEG or TIFF formats. There is no charge to use a sender. Digital senders are available on floors one through four. The first and fourth floor senders are located near the print stations. The second and third floor senders are located near the photocopiers. If you require more sophisticated scanning capabilities including photo manipulation, you will want to checkout one of our scanning workstations on the third floor in Media & Reserves Services (map).