Printing, Copying, and Scanning


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JumboCash Account

Members of the Tufts community who have a valid Tufts ID are eligible to use JumboCash to print and copy. Scanning in Tisch Library is free.  Accounts can be opened online at http://jumbocash.tufts.edu using either a MasterCard, Visa or by mailing a deposit to Dining & Business Services. Deposit forms can be found at http://dining.tufts.edu. JumboCash Guest Cards may be purchased for $1 at the Add Value Station (PHIL) located in the copier room near the main lobby of the library. This is a one-time cost. The card is reusable and value can be added in increments of $1, $5, $10, or $20 at the PHIL station or $5, $10, or $20 increments at a VTS in Carmichael, Dewick and the Campus Center. Any amount can be added online.


Tufts departments can only purchase a JumboCash Guest Card or add value to a JumboCash Guest Card using an IDR through Dining Services.

Copiers in Tisch Library

Self-service copiers are located on the second and first floors of the library. The cost for black-and-white page is 10 cents and color page is 30 cents.  All copiers accept JumboCash cards.

Black and White Printers

There are two black-and-white printers on the second floor, and another two black and white printers on the 1st floor of Tisch Library.  The printers can print front-and-back (also known as "duplex"). Duplex printing costs $.075 per side printed, while one-sided printing costs $.10 per side. A 2-page document printed on two sheets of paper deducts $.20 from your JumboCash account, but only $.15 if you print it on the front and back of one sheet of paper (duplexing).

Color Printer

There is one color printer located on the second floor, and another color printer on the 1st floor. This printer can print front-and-back (also known as "duplex"). A single paged document costs $.30 per page. Duplex printing costs $.225 per side printed. A 2-page document printed on two sheets of paper deducts $.60 from your pay-for-print card, but only $.45 if you print it on the front and back of one sheet of paper (duplexing).

Scanners

Scanners are located on the 2nd floor, 1st floor, and on Level G. You can save scanned documents to a flash drive, email them directly from the scan station, or print to Black and White or Color printers.  There is no cost for scanning, however, printing costs apply for documents sent to printers.

Printing from public computers

You can print from all library computer workstations, lending laptops and also from a personal laptop that has been registered with TuftsOnLine. (See Laptop Printing below.) 

Please note: Once you have sent a document to the printer, you have two hours to print it before it is deleted from the print queue. Black & White print jobs can be released at either the Tisch Library or at the Lilly Music Library. Color print jobs can only be released at the Tisch Library color printer.


Laptop Printing

Before printing from your laptop, you must download the correct software package from Tufts ITS. There are separate instructions for PCs and Macs.

Getting Help

Help with printing, copying, and scanning is available at the Circulation or Reference Desk.

Reporting Problems with Equipment

9:00-5:00, M-F: Please report all equipment problems to the Tisch Administration Office on the main floor of the library.  

Evenings/Weekends: After 5:00 pm and on weekends, report all equipment problems to the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk. 

Lilly Music Library: please report any problems to the main service desk.



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