Health Sciences Libraries

Bio-Medical Library

Computers and Printing

Computers
Wireless Access
Scanning
Printing Instructions
Wireless Printing from Laptops
Copying Instructions
Adding Value to a U Card or Copy Card
Color Printing Instructions
Prices

Computers

Library computers are available to support teaching, learning and research and offer a variety of software. Current University of Minnesota--Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to library computers.
 
All other visitors must stop by a library service desk to sign up for computer workstation card by presenting a valid government issued photo ID. This card will give the visitor up to two hours of computer access per day and is valid for six months. After six months the card may be renewed. Additional visitor computer access is available by joining the Friends of the Libraries or qualifying for a Special Borrowing Privileges card.
 
Visitors may use library computers to access most of our licensed indexes and databases and electronic books while using library computer workstations. All users must agree to abide by University Libraries policies.
 
Wireless Access
 
Wireless access is available throughout the Bio-Medical Library via the University’s network.
 
Scanning
 
Two computer scanners are available for public use on the 2nd floor of the Bio-Medical Library. Color and Black & White scans are available. Please see a library staff member for additional information and assistance.
 
Printing Instructions

Printing is available on the 2nd floor of the Bio-Medical Library. Self-serve machines accept payment via Gopher GOLD on your U Card or copy card. Departmental users with EFS accounts may also use a departmental copy card.

  1. Add value to your U Card or Gopher Gold Card with cash at the ValuePort if needed.
    • Black and white printing is $.12/page (double-sided prints are charged per side, $.24/page)
  2. Print your document (File > Print) from any Bio-Med computer. You will be asked to enter a job name and an ID. You do not need to use a university ID, just a name that you will recognize when you retrieve your print job.
  3. To pick up your print job(s) go to the Uniprint station located on the 2nd floor of the library, next to the circulation desk.
  4. Swipe your U Card or GopherGold card on the keyboard next to the printer.
  5. Select your print job from the list of pending jobs on the computer workstation. The cost will appear on the bottom of the screen. Click Print to accept, and then log out.
  6. All print jobs will stay on the UNIPRINT menu for exactly two hours after you send them. We recommend you pick up your print job as soon as possible.

Copying Instructions

Copying is also available on the 2nd floor of Diehl Hall. Self-serve machines accept payment via Gopher GOLD on your U Card or copy card. Departmental users with EFS accounts may also use a departmental copy card.

  1. Add value to your U Card or Gopher Gold Card with cash at the ValuePort if needed.
    • Black and white printing is $.17/page (double-sided prints are charged per side, $.34/page)
  2. Swipe your card through the card reader attached to the copy machine to begin making copies.

Adding Value to a U Card or Copy Card

  • Follow the instructions on the ValuePort, located on the the 2nd floor of the library, to add value to your U Card or Gopher Gold copy card. The ValuePort accepts cash only.
  • You may also add value to your card online using a credit or bank account at the Gopher Gold site. 

Color Printing Instructions

  1. Place item to be printed on a flash drive. If necessary, a flash drive may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  2. Library staff will retrieve the item to be printed from the flash drive and send the job to the color printer.
  3. Color prints are $.50/page (double-sided prints are charged per side, $1.00/page).
  4. The library is only able to accept payment for color prints with cash or check. 
     

Prices

ServicePrice
Self-Serve B/W Prints$0.12 per exposure (tax included)
Self-Serve B/W Copies$0.17 per exposure (tax included)
Color Prints and Copies$0.50 per exposure + tax

 

Copyright Notice

Materials may be copied and distributed when they are:

  • In the public domain; or
  • Used with permission from the copyright holder; or
  • Used under the provisions of a contract or license agreement, noting that agreements may differ from, and often take precedence over, what is allowed under copyright law; or
  • Used under the provisions of Library Copying, U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 108 or, to the extent possible for University-related instructional or scholarly purposes, under Fair Use, 17 U.S.C. Section 107, as outlined in the Classroom Guidelines, or as determined using a case-by-case four-factor analysis.

The Libraries retains the right to refuse copy services requests on the basis of law-related or administrative concerns. For more information about copyright policies, visit the Libraries' Copyright site.