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Allen Memorial Library Policies and Procedures Manual: Printing, 3D printing, Copying, Scanning

a collection of all policies and procedures for the VCSU Allen Memorial Library

3D Print Policy

The Allen Memorial Library provides access to 3D printing as part of its mission to provide resources, services, and facilities to support student learning and enhance the academic programs of Valley City State University.  The library is uniquely positioned to provide a place for collaboration, offer new and emerging technology to the VCSU community, promote student success, and nurture creativity and discovery. 
3D printing at the Allen Memorial Library is available to all current VCSU students, faculty, and staff.
The Library 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes.  No one is permitted to use 3D printing to create material that is:
  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • In violation of the Code of Student Conduct
  • In violation of VCSU Policy V916.01, Firearms/Weapons
  • Obscene, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate for the University environment.
  • A risk to or endangers others.
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights.
At this time, only authorized library staff will have physical access to the 3D printer.
Print quality or functionality is not guaranteed.
The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

Reviewed January 2023

Printing, Copying, and Scanning


At Allen Memorial Library you can find one of the only color printers on campus. To access this printer, configure your laptop to the printer lib1st-cpr-clr (refer to the instructions for Mac and PC). 

In addition to the color printer, we also have three additional black and white printers. They can be found by the following names:

  • Lib1st-Ptr
  • Lib2nd-Ptr
  • LibLwrLvl-Ptr

Note: the color printer can not be found on!  

If you wish to print and do not have your computer, you can print from one of our public access terminals and pay the library staff in cash.

See the library staff for help configuring your laptop to the printers or printing! 

As of July 1, 2022, printing rates for community patrons are:

   Black and white prints: $ .15/page single-sided prints; $ .25/page double-sided prints

   Color prints: $ .50/page single-sided prints; $ .75/page double-sided prints

VCSU campus copies/prints (faculty, staff, or current student) are charged per the rates on PaperCut.

Library printers are not intended for large print jobs; if your print job will be more than 30 pages, please contact the FMC for assistance.


At the library copier, you are able to make color or black and white copies. The charges for these copies will come out of your papercut account.

  1. Log into the printer either by swiping your viking card or logging in using the touch screen
  2. Click on Device Functions 
  3. Click Copy button to the left of the screen
  4. Copy!


In addition to copying and printing, you can also scan using the library printer located in the lobby. This is a free of charge service that will email you a pdf document of your scan. 

  1. Log into the printer either by swiping your viking card or logging in using the touch screen
  2. Click on scan
  3. Place your document(s) on the glass or in the paper feeder
  4. Scan! 

Reviewed January 2023