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Ohio University libraries are now pay to print

Andrew Hudson   ||   Jun 25, 2015  ||   

Ohio University's libraries will now require students to pay with Bobcat Cash via their university ID cards in order to use on-campus printers.

According to The Post Athens, the change is set to take hold June 29, and will also include printers in the university's college of business, as well as Ohio's Athens and Dublin campuses of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. More buildings on campus will adopt the pay-to-print system later this summer.

In an announcement from the university's office of information technology, the new system will eliminate registration holds due to printing charges on student bills. Students will also be able to call up print jobs from anywhere by uploading documents to or emailing documents to [email protected]

The university has been prepping for the change for some time, with one of Ohio's libraries replacing all of its old printers this past winter break. Another benefit to the change is that students will be able to print from their personal computers, tablets or phones without having to install new software. This will enable students to print from any library computer to any library printer.

Currently faculty, staff and guests of the university can only print at specified "vended” printers. Following the official switch to Bobcat Cash, these users will be able to use any printer at one of OU’s libraries. As with many other universities, Ohio students can add Bobcat Cash to their ID cards anytime using an eAccount and university web portal.

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