Monthly Archives: August 2006

Printing in the library

Using the Library Print Station

The library makes use of the same printing system that has been implemented in computer labs and libraries throughout Miami University. This pay-for-print system allows a Miami student to use his or her Miami ID to pay for laser printing and photocopying.

How do I add money to my Miami ID card?
In order to pay for a print job ($0.10 per page), funds need to be added to your Miami ID card. Adding money to your card is easy. You will need to visit the Value Transfer Station machine located near the Business Office on the first floor of Mosler. The machine accepts bills in the following denominations: $1, $5, $10, & $20. The funds you add to your card will be available immediately for use.VTS machine

How do I send my document to the printer?
In most programs like Microsoft Word or Internet Explorer, you will need to choose File > Print and make sure that you select the HP 2200 printer. This is the black and white printer that receives all print jobs from library computers. You will be prompted to add an ID to identify your print job at the print station.Print station

Where’s the printer?
The library print station is located near the front of the library by the computers.

How do I pay for and print my documents?
After you have sent your document to the printer, go to the print station located near the front of the library and follow these steps:

  1. Swipe your Miami ID card (black magnetic strip facing to the right) through the card reader.
  2. On the computer monitor, locate your print job and use the mouse to select it.
  3. Click the print button near the bottom of the screen to release your print job to the printer.

Questions? Visit us at the reference desk!

Get research help by instant message

Popular instant message programs from AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN are installed and ready for use on the library’s computers. Now you can keep in touch with friends, family, and classmates while doing other work in the library.


Have library-related questions?

Contact the library’s reference desk through one of these instant message accounts:

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Visit our instant message page to learn more about this service and to check our current online status.

More Construction Updates

Please visit this page for the latest news on the library classroom construction project.

New version of library web site


The new version of the University Libraries’ web site is now online. Users familiar with previous versions of the site will still find links to the same resources and information finding tools.

New students and faculty are encouraged to become familiar with the University Libraries’ site in order to access helpful research tools for finding books, journal articles, course reserves, and much more. To learn more about the new page view the announcement.

Open for business

Regular library hours for First Semester 2006 begin Tuesday, August 22. During the semester, the library is open 7 days a week. Our regular hours are:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For a complete listing of our hours (including holidays) visit the “hours” page of our site or see a staff member.

More reference e-books available from OhioLINK

Candi from OhioLINK writes:

New Reference E-Books Added

Need a quick fact, illustration or overview of a topic? Try the Electronic Reference Books Collection, which now contains 490 reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections and guides.

OhioLINK has recently added eight new e-books to the Electronic Reference Books Collection:

Looking for more e-books? OhioLINK has several other e-book collections including the History E-Book Project, netLibrary, Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection and the Safari Books Online Collection. Your library may provide additional e-books, so be sure to ask what is available.

More construction updates

Things are coming together. Framing of the walls is done and drywalling will begin after the completion of the electrical work.

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