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Alumni Services: Printing, Copying, and Scanning

Dance Marathon (1976)

Image from the BGSU Alumni Timeline

Using Microfilm

Our microfilm readers are attached to computer workstations that allow you to scan, save, and print. To use a microfilm reader, ask someone at the Research & Information desk to log you into one of the microfilm workstations.

You can save your scans to a flashdrive or email them to yourself for free. To print, you will need to have a guest card with money on it; see instructions on the right.

How to Make Copies

To make copies, you'll need to purchase a guest card (this is a separate card from the courtesy card that allows you to check out books). You can purchase one for $2.00 from the machine across from the circulation desk on the first floor. 

Using the same machine, add enough cash to the card to cover the copying you want to do. Prices for copying in color and black-and-white are posted near the copy machines. 

Save your guest card! You can add money to it and reuse it as much as you like. Unfortunately, none of our copy machines accept coins or other forms of payment, so it's the only way to make copies.

How to Print

First, add some money to your guest card (see the box above this one). Then:

  1. Ask someone at the Research & Information Desk to log you in to one of our computers as a guest.
  2. When you print, click the drop-down box to choose your printer and select Library 150-4510-guest (for black and white) or COLOR-Guest (for color).
  3. At any of the print stations (for black and white) or the color copier (for color), swipe your guest card, then select your job from the list on the screen and click PRINT.

Printing and copying services are also available on other floors.

How to Scan

Scanning is free! No card required. Ask for assistance at the Research & Information Desk if you're not sure how to use the scanner.