Print/Copy/Scan/Fax

Print/Copy

Print StationNetworked printers are available in both computer classrooms. Computers in the open area print to the Library Print/Scan/Copy Center, where law students also have access to Lexis printers. For non-circulating materials that must be copied, the library provides two copiers in the Library Print/Scan/Copy Center.

Law Library Print Center Fall 2020 Policy

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In response to the COVID-19 emergency, during the fall 2020 semester the Law School is providing free printing for law students at the Law Library’s print center. This change was implemented to reduce contact points and the risk of spreading COVID-19.  The Law Library Print Center also provides scanning and finishing services as covered in this policy.

Copyright Considerations: Copyright guidelines suggest that the limit for copying/printing a copyrighted work is one chapter or roughly 10% of a volume.  
  1. Wireless Printing:  Send your document through www.hawkprint.rwu.edu.
  2. Printing from the Library’s computers:You do not need to submit your projects through Hawkprint if using these computers. If you are concerned about privacy, restart the computer when you are done printing.
For best results, download or save documents found online on Bridges or other web-based applications before you send the print request, otherwise your document will not print properly.
  1. To print from eBooks, such as study aids, download the pages needed and then print wirelessly or from a library computer. Note that the publisher’s site will usually alert you if your request exceeds the copyright guidelines.
     
  2. Double-sided and Color Printing: The Law Library printers do not provide double-sided printing. If you prefer double-sided materials or color printing, use the campus copy center.
  1. Printing Limitations: Because there are only two printers available for the printing needs of all law students, we request that you consider the following before submitting a print request:
    1. Limit requests to printing required for immediate class/research use and other necessary materials.
    2. Print materials for one week or class at a time, not the entire semester.
    3. Consider whether only a portion of a document needs to be printed.
    4. We reserve the right to limit print requests to a maximum of 100 pages per day. During high demand times, larger print requests may be delayed to allow students to meet submission deadlines.
       
  2. Alternatives to the Library Printers:
    1. Lexis Printers: There are two high-capacity free Lexis printers. If you need cases, statutes, or secondary materials, up to 1,000 pages, please use your Lexis+ credentials to locate and print these from Lexis.
      Lexis prints double-sided on 3-hole-punched paper for your convenience. Select eitherLexisNexis Printer in the Print Center from the options.  DO NOT send Lexis materials through Hawkprint.
      This will help spread printing demands across our available printers and better ensure that everyone’s needs are met. Lexis printing is ALWAYS free.
       
  3. Finishing Services: If you would like your print requests stapled, 2- or 3-hole punched, or paper-clipped, please let the student library assistant on-duty know, as we are limiting individual handling of these supplies.
     
  4. Scanning: The library can also scan materials only available in print, such as books, journals, and loose sheets. Please fill out a scanning request form available at the library print center entrance and leave your materials there. While we cannot guarantee an immediate turnaround, scans will generally take no more than one business day to complete. Scans will be sent via email to you to the email address you provide, so please make sure to print legibly!
     
  5. Other Printing Centers on Campus: In the event that we cannot meet your print or copy needs, visit the University Library or the Copy Center located in the mail room.  Note that neither offers free printing.  Please visit the websites below for more information.
    1. University Library:https://www.rwu.edu/library/help-and-services/print-library
    2. Copy Center:https://www.rwu.edu/who-we-are/administrative-offices/mail-copy-center/copy-services.  Copy center pricing is available here.

Can I print wirelessly from my laptop or mobile device?

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  • You may upload a document, print from a web address, print  (configuration required), or print from email.
  • Please follow the appropriate directions in our page on Wireless Printing.

How can I photocopy in the library?

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  • There are two copiers available for use by library patrons, located in the Library Print/Scan/Copy Center. 

How much is printing and photocopying?

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  • Printing is $0.07 per page with a print/copy card.
  • Photocopying is $0.05 per page with a print/copy card.

How do I obtain a print/copy card?

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  • Use your RWU Law Student ID as a print/copy card. Your student ID includes a per semester print/copy credit of $15.00. 
  • The printing/photocopying credit on the ID card may not be used for other purposes.
  • If you do not have your ID, you may purchase a card from the “ValuePort” terminal in the Library Print/Scan/Copy Center for $1, $5, $10 or $20 values.

Where do I add money to my RWU Law Student ID card?

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  • At the "ValuePort" terminal in the Library Print/Scan/Copy Center. 
  • At the Student Finance and Records or Food Services offices.
  • Online using Get Funds. For more information on this option, go to the School of Law UniCard page.

NOTE: Money added to your ID card may be used for printing/copying or any other purpose. 

    Where can I obtain change?

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    The Law Library does not have change available. However, student services, the bookstore, or the cafeteria will usually oblige.

      What do I do if the copier malfunctions?

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      Notify the staff at the Circulation Desk. For paper jams or more paper, they will attempt to resolve the problem. For more serious problems, they will contact the appropriate personnel. 

      What do I do if a printer malfunctions?

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      Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. The problem may be one that the Circulation Desk Assistants can resolve or they will request assistance from appropriate library personnel or MediaTech.

      What if a card reader takes money from my card, but I do not receive my copy/printout?

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      Check with the Circulation Desk staff for assistance. The problem may be one they can resolve or they will request assistance from appropriate library personnel.

      Scan

      Book ScannerThe KIC book scanners are located within the Print/Scan/Copy Center. They allow the library’s patrons to scan books or, by using the sheet feeders, to scan documents. The scans can be delivered via USB, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, email, or QR code.

      The microfiche and microfilm reader/scanner is also located in the Print/Scan/Copy Center. Library patrons are able to read and scan to disk or USB any of the materials the library makes available via microfiche and microfilm.

      Fax

      There are web-based services available for use to send or receive faxes for free. The library does not have any fax machines for public use.

      To send a short fax, consider:

      Faxzero is a free web-based service that is advertiser supported; the site puts an advertisement on a coversheet that the recipient sees. It permits users to send up to two free faxes per day to machines in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada. The maximum file size for the fax is 20MB. For longer or advertisement free faxes, there is a charge of $1.99 a page via Paypal. International rates may also be higher, typically around $4 per fax. Faxzero supports .doc or .pdf files, image files such as .gif, or a text based message.

      To receive a fax, consider:

      The eFaxFree plan allows you to get a fax number (not always a local number) that sends faxes as an attachment in your email. The free plan provides the ability to receive up to 10 faxes per month. It does not provide the ability to send faxes for free using the eFaxFree plan, but the eFax Plus account provides the option of paying for a monthly plan with many other features.

      Close Course Type Descriptions

      Course Types

      We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

      Core Course

      Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

      Elective

      After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

      Seminar

      Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

      Clinics/Externships

      Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.