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Print, Copy, Scan

Fondren Library has printers, copiers and scanners available for all users. Some are primarily for use by Rice University students, faculty and staff (require a Rice NetID), and some are for all users and require purchase of a copy card.

Print

 

Owlnet Printers

Queue name

Location

Cost per page

Features

Rice NetID required?

fondren1

ground floor, adjacent to Reference Desk

$0.07

black and white, letter

yes

fondren2

ground floor, adjacent to Reference Desk

$0.07

black and white, letter

yes

All OwlNet printers are administered by the Office of Information Technology. Please see their instructions on: printing from lab computers or from your own computer.

 

Public Printers

Things you need to use public printers (color and b&w):

  • Copy card - available for purchase on the first floor at the pay for print station near the photocopiers.

  • Public computer access code - available from the reception desk at the East Entrance or Circulation Desk.New public computer policy effective December 1, 2015.

  • PDF or file that can be opened by a web browser (public computers do not have Word, Excel, Creative Cloud or other document creation software) or uploaded to Google Docs.

Queue name

Location

Cost per page

Features

Rice NetID required?

REF

ground floor, adjacent to Reference Desk

$0.10

black and white, letter

no

COLORPRINTER

ground floor, around corner from REF printer

$0.50

color, black and white, letter

no

GOV

basement, Kelley Center

$0.10

black and white, letter

no

How to print

  1. Use the computer access code to log in to one of the 4 public computers located near the Reference Desk (or 2 public computers in the basement near the Gov Desk).

  2. Open your PDF file with Adobe reader or use a web browser to open your file in webmail, Google Docs, etc.

  3. Choose Print.

  4. Select desired print queue.

  5. Choose the print range, number of copies, etc. and click OK.

  6. You will be prompted to name your print job; give it a memorable name and click Print Document.

  7. Your print job will be sent to the Print Release Station located on the wall near Stair E, or near the Kelley Reference Desk if you are in the basement.

  8. Proceed to the print station with your Copy Card and insert your copy card in the card reader.

  9. On the Print Release Station, find your print job name, select it and click Print Document.

    1. Black and White copies will come out of the printer adjacent to the Print Release Machine.

    2. Color copies will come out of the Color Photocopier/Printer located on the 1st floor in the bank of photocopiers.

  10. After sending the print, be sure to take your copy card back from the machine.

 

Digital Media Commons Printers

DMC printers are not connected to the Owlnet printing network. Payment for printing may be made by cash or check. Printing services are intended for Rice students, faculty, staff and Friends of Fondren.

DMC Policy for a Large Volume Print Job

  1. For a large volume print job (i.e. over 500 pages), go to the Document Center in the Jones Graduate School of Business, located on the fourth floor of McNair Hall. The Document Center provides copying and printing services for the entire campus.  Its hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm. A request for services can be accessed at http://Doccenter.rice.edu.  The Document Center can be contacted at ext. 6571 or jccmail@rice.edu.
  2. For a medium volume print job between 100-500 pages, please print 100 pages first, then allow the printer cool down for 10 minutes, meanwhile, check the printouts to make sure the colors do not fade, if colors fade, notify DMC staff on duty to switch the ink cartridges before proceed to the next 100 pages. For duplex printing, please print 50 pages at a time. This practice prevents the printer from overheating and a certain ink cartridges from running too low to cause the color fading issue, so that waste of ink and paper on unsatisfying printouts won’t happen.

Standard Document printing

Rice affiliates:

 

 

Price

Letter (8.5”X11”)

B & W (Simplex/Duplex)

$.10

 

Color Simplex

$.25

 

Color Duplex

$.50

 

 

 

Tabloid(11”X17”)

B & W (Simplex/Duplex)

$.20

 

Color Simplex

$.50

 

Color Duplex

$1.00

 

Interdepartmental transfers:

 

 

Price

Letter (8.5”X11”)

B & W (Simplex/Duplex)

$.06

 

Color Simplex

$.15

 

Color Duplex

$.30

 

 

 

Tabloid(11”X17”)

B & W (Simplex/Duplex)

$.12

 

Color Simplex

$.30

 

Color Duplex

$.59

Large format printing

Rice affiliates:

Ink Cost/square foot

 

Price

 

1 (line drawing, text)

$1.00

 

2 (mix of text and image)

$1.80

 

3 (image)

$2.60

Paper cost/linear foot

 

 

 

36” Semi-glossy

$1.50

 

60” Semi-glossy

$2.30

 

36” Canvas

$2.30

 

60” Canvas

$4.00

Cost = [content type * (width * height)] + [paper type * height]

Locate the unit price in the price table by paper type and class level.

For interdepartmental transfers:

Ink Cost/square foot

 

 

 

1 (line drawing, text)

$.59

 

2 (mix of text and image)

$1.07

 

3 (image)

$1.54

Paper cost/linear foot

 

 

 

36” Semi-glossy

$0.89

 

60” Semi-glossy

$1.37

 

36” Canvas

$1.37

 

60” Canvas

$2.37

 

Cost = [content type * (width * height)] + [paper type * height]

Locate the unit price in the price table by paper type and class level.

For more detailed information on the color plotter, please visit:  http://library.rice.edu/equipment/color-plotting-rice-id-holders

Disk printing

The DMC has printers that can print CD/DVD labels. The price for disc lable printing is $1.00 per disc.

3D printing

The library doesn't have 3D printing services. Visit https://sea.rice.edu/instruments/3d-printer-full-color-3d-printer for 3D printing on Rice campus.

Business Information Center Printers

The BIC charges for printing but is not connected to the Fondren print server. The BIC sells print cards in $2.00 and $5.00 denominations. The charge per print is $0.05. The print cards have a username and password which are used to print.

 

Copy

Users will need a copy card or coins to photocopy.

 

Scan

Public Scanners

There are scanning stations available on the first and third floors at no cost.
  • There is no staff assistance available on the third floor.
  • Email or save to USB or Google Drive in PDF, Word, JPG or HTML format.
  • OPtical character recognition (OCR) scanning option available.

Business Information Center Scanners

  • 1 document feed scanner - send via email
  • 1 flatbed scanner - send via email
  • Free

Digital Media Commons Scanners

Microform Scanners