Self-service copiers are located on all floors of the library at the Panther Print Stations.

  • Black and white copies are 10 cents per page.
  • Color copies are available at the copier on the second floor for 50 cents per page.  
  • Only paper supplied by Rod Library can be used in the self-service copiers.
  • Self-service copiers also provide duplex, reduction, enlargement and alternate paper size capabilities.
  • Charge copies to your university bill (once your ID card has been associated and if your account allows charging).
  • Add money to your ID card at the Library Services desk if your card does not allow charging.


Options for Patrons with Disability

Staff will produce photocopies at the Library Services desk for the self-service rate (10 cents per copy).

Copyright Law

Basically, the law has been interpreted to allow the following copies. These are general guidelines that Rod Library expects patrons to adhere to while making self serve copies/scans.

  • One copy of one article per issue of a periodical or newspaper.
  • One copy of one chapter per book if the book is divided into chapters, or one copy of 10% of the book if it is not divided into chapters.
  • One copy of 10% of a piece of music.
  • One copy of one poem per book, up to 250 lines.
  • One copy of no more than two pages from a children's book (this includes pictures, paintings, and drawings).
  • One copy of one photograph, chart or graph per book, unless these are within the context of an article or chapter and the entire text of the article is copied as well; then we can make one copy of each photograph, chart or graph within that article or chapter.
  • Nothing from a workbook with perforated pages (unless otherwise stated on the manuscript). The specific purpose of such workbooks is to have the pages torn out and written upon. This is how publishers make money on them, so patrons who make copies of these pages are defeating the purpose of the workbook and are, in effect, denying income to the publishers.

Items NOT Restricted by Copyright:

  • Anything within the public domain may be photocopied. This includes items published before 1922 and items published by the United States government. Authors or publishers of material that fall under copyright law may grant written permission for us to make copies in excess of the normal limit.
  • Authors, artists, composers, etc., may receive as many copies of their own work as they desire if they hold the legal copyright.