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Coming in March – Pay for Printing at EBL

This March, the Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) will join the rest of the Vanderbilt libraries in implementing a payment system for printing.

This change will help us be more environmentally friendly by reducing paper waste – last year EBL users printed more than 2.1 million pages, almost as much as all other Vanderbilt libraries combined.

You’ll see two major changes in the library:

  1. We will make it easier to convert material to PDF mode, and download to a flash drive to save or send.
  2. We will replace our current printing honor payment arrangement with the pay-for-print system currently in place at other Vanderbilt libraries and computer labs. The charge will be $0.05/page and payment will require a Commodore Card account, or credit card or 1180 to purchase a guest or department printing card.

We appreciate your support of this effort to be a greener library, and have received very positive responses from leadership of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The EBL will work to make the changeover as smooth as possible for our patients, faculty, and students.

We expect this change to take place the week of March 4th. Details on how Vanderbilt students and guests will pay for printing and instructions on how to use the new system will be provided on our website as we make the change, and we’ll post additional news and details here and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as that happens.

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