Printing Policy

James A. Rogers Library


The primary purpose of the James A. Rogers Library is to support the educational curricula of the University and to support general research in the Pee Dee region. Public printing resources are provided primarily for the students, faculty and staff of FMU engaged in academic research and/or educational pursuits. Persons from the community may also use the printers for research and/or educational purposes provided that there is no conflict with our primary users. All users should exercise reasonable and responsible judgment when printing. The following restrictions may apply:

  • Violation of United States or South Carolina State Law including copyright laws and licensing agreements is prosecutable.
  • Printing is restricted to one (1) copy of a document.* Additional copies from the original may be made using the Library's photocopiers.
  • Powerpoint presentations must be printed in black & white or grayscale handout format (3 or 6 slides per page.)
  • Commercial use of library printing resources by any user is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to flyers, advertisements, brochures, sales sheets, newsletters, and CD/DVD covers.
  • University departments should use their own printing resources. Instructors requiring students to make multiple copies of materials for class distribution should seek departmental assistance with this instructional expense. Department chairs/heads will be contacted should repeated violations occur.
  • Student organizations should use their own printing resources. Advisors will be contacted should repeated violations occur.
  • Use of the color printer located at the Circulation Desk is restricted to Francis Marion University students only for course-related documents*.
  • Harassment of other library users by printing images and graphics which may be reasonably interpreted as offensive is prohibited. For further information, consult the campus policy on Acceptable Uses of the Internet at Francis Marion University (
  • Use of transparencies, labels, and envelopes is not allowed without express permission from Library staff.
  • Problems with the printers are to be reported to Library staff. Under no circumstances is a user to attempt to load paper, remove a paper jam, or otherwise "fix" one of the printers.
  • Mishandling, vandalism, or destruction of printer hardware is prohibited.
  • The Library does not technologically support direct printing from personal laptops to library printers. A file from a laptop must be copied to a storage device (floppy disk, flash drive, etc.) and taken to one of the Library public access computers in order to print to library printers.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for damage or harm, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its printing facilities.
  • The Library staff may monitor the use of public printers.
  • The Library staff reserves the right to place restrictions on the printing of extremely large documents.*


  • The Library staff explicitly reserves the right to cancel any print job which violates lab printing policies or prevents others from receiving their printouts in a timely manner.
  • Users violating any portion of this policy will be advised of the appropriate policy section and asked to comply.
  • The Library staff explicitly reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate computer access for users who repeatedly violate stated policies.

----------Policy subject to change without notice----------

*The term document, as used herein, refers to any computer data file to be printed and may include, but is not limited to, word processing documents, spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, publications, databases, graphics, images, web pages, and articles.

Last Published: February 24, 2011 1:40 PM
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