Same here, Michelle, but without the due diligence. We just don't see the traffic to justify the volume. That said, I cannot seem to wean interns off their habit of printing out Up To Date articles. When I catch them, I show them the pop up box to shorten the length of the articles (which I am conflicted about because they usually cut the references...).

What I wish I could lock up is the color printing ability. I wish I had a key code or similar so that only I could use that feature, but alas, it's not set up that way...

Eleanor Truex, BSN, RN, MLIS
Regional Medical Librarian, Chicago-Metro

Saint Joseph Hospital
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60657
773.665.3038 o

Saint Francis Hospital
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60602
847.316.2460 o

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
2233 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
312.770.2219 o

[log in to unmask]

-----Original Message-----
From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kraft, Michelle
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 10:47 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Charging for printing?

*** Attention: This was sent from an external email address. Use caution responding, opening attachments, or clicking on links. ***

We do not charge for printing or copies. We found the costs of getting the machines that use cards exceeded the our printing copying costs, nor did we want to deal with the maintenance of that system or the hassle of people losing cards or complaining their card was demagnetized.  We looked into getting machines that you would use a code, and our institution was not in favor of that as they saw it as just shifting money within departments in the institution.

We don’t get a lot of people abusing the free system. We do talk to people who print off or copy reams of paper, but that is getting rarer as more people are saving things to their drives (USB, network, cloud, etc.) or emailing things to themselves.  A lot of copier/printer machines allow you to scan and save it to a USB or scan and send it via email. However, our ability to save to USB will be greatly restricted by the institution very shortly, so it will be interesting to see if our printing goes up as a result.


Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP
Director, Cleveland Clinic Libraries
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Taylor, Rosemarie J
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 8:53 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [EXT] Re: Charging for printing?

Yes. We do charge and have done for a long time. The charge is minimal: $0.10 page. We have a coin operated copier, which prohibits most copying. It has scanning capability so there is an option if someone brings a thumb drive. We also charge back for any copies we make. We encourage library provided information to be send electronically.

Rosemarie K. Taylor, MALS, MBA, AHIP | Manager, Library Services | Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital | 575 N. River St. | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764 | [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]:[log in to unmask]>> |Tel: 570-552-1175 | Fax: 570-552-1183

From: Reich, Barbara [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 8:18 AM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [hls] - Charging for printing?

WARNING: This email came from outside of CHS’s email system. DO NOT CLICK LINKS or ATTACHMENTS in this email unless you recognize the sender.

Please excuse duplication.

How do folks manage printing? I’m not asking about particular hardware/software, but more generically – do you charge, charge back, require codes, etc. Or is it just free and open? And if so, how do you prevent tremendous waste and massive printing of things not related to work/education?

Thank you.

Barbara S. Reich, MLS, AHIP-D
Medical Library
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 551-996-2326 | F: 551-996-2467

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by the attorney-client privilege. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, please be advised that you have received this communication in error and that any dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact me at the above address or number.

Attachment Links: image001.jpg (3 k)<;;sdata=6H5ItFpJEh3doRj5ud4sVJCn3IajkasGAQPP9rEvf7M%3D&amp;reserved=0<;;sdata=6H5ItFpJEh3doRj5ud4sVJCn3IajkasGAQPP9rEvf7M%3D&amp;reserved=0>>
Site Links: View post online<;;sdata=rJXUtTsgwZyehicITO5%2B4yz%2BGekL8kXqXd9YlAFWJnM%3D&amp;reserved=0<;;sdata=rJXUtTsgwZyehicITO5%2B4yz%2BGekL8kXqXd9YlAFWJnM%3D&amp;reserved=0>> View mailing list online<;;sdata=XPAhKvvewbD660VnpC92zX4baTNgOi%2FTopzL0amftqM%3D&amp;reserved=0<;;sdata=XPAhKvvewbD660VnpC92zX4baTNgOi%2FTopzL0amftqM%3D&amp;reserved=0>> Start new thread via email<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Unsubscribe from this mailing list<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Manage your subscription<;;sdata=Sym0hhoNwVsfUkybL3llOE0IFGoMwixgpy4YfT5Babc%3D&amp;reserved=0<;;sdata=Sym0hhoNwVsfUkybL3llOE0IFGoMwixgpy4YfT5Babc%3D&amp;reserved=0>>

This email has been sent to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Disclaimer: This electronic message may contain information that is Proprietary, Confidential, or legally privileged or protected. It is intended only for the use of the individual(s) and entity named in the message. If you are not an intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and delete the material from your computer. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and do not disclose its contents or take any action in reliance on the information it contains.

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

Cleveland Clinic is currently ranked as the No. 2 hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Visit us online at;;sdata=2cUxHDfLUqxdMhL%2Ba9Wp55TnLVwl3FwP55qA%2BGMFHps%3D&amp;reserved=0 for a complete listing of our services, staff and locations. Confidentiality Note: This message is intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy. Thank you.

NOTICE: This email has been scanned and scored with the new Cisco Email Security system. THERE IS NO ACTION REQUIRED of you. As always, DO NOT OPEN OR CLICK ANY LINKS on messages from unrecognized or suspicious senders. Questions can be directed to the Service Desk at: 847.506.6699, 630.856.5252, 844.255.8323, or email to [log in to unmask]
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any accompanying data or files is confidential and may contain privileged information intended only for the named recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that the dissemination, distribution, and or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender at the email address above, delete this email from your computer, and destroy any copies in any form immediately. Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) is not a waiver of any attorney-client, work product, or other applicable privilege.