Rapid Copy relocates during renovations
September 29, 2008 2:26 PM
The J. Paul Leonard Library Rapid Copy Center closed Monday afternoon for ongoing renovations to the building, and replacement reproduction services opened in the Student Center building Wednesday morning.
The services offered by the Rapid Copy Center will be unavailable while copy machines and digital hardware are transferred from the library to Room M110, on the Mezzanine Level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Rob Strong, SF State Bookstore general manager, said his office will be operating the new center and the move is taking place on schedule. Strong and University Librarian Deborah Masters have conducted several meetings to assure a smooth transition.
“We will open on time Wednesday,” Strong said. “Everything will be running, but we plan to start very carefully to avoid problems.”
Strong said the new copy center will be staffed by the same experienced operators currently stationed in the library, so problems should be kept to a minimum.
Holden Leung, an employee at the copy center, said that during the interval between Monday and Wednesday, students and faculty will be able to make copies at self-service copiers in the library and located around campus.
“Most people don’t seem to know we will be closed, or even that we are moving,” Leung said.
During the beginning and end of the semester, the center has more than 60 customers a day scrambling to get projects done on short timelines, Leung said. This time of year, an average of 20 students request services every day, Leung said.
There are no fax services available anywhere on campus during the transition period, Leung said, so the library has offered handouts listing nearby businesses offering fax machine use. The closest fax services offered are Kinko’s, Copy Edge and CopyCircle.
Karl Langner, a student who was sending out faxes Monday, was surprised to learn he just made it in under the wire. “I have a car,” Langner said, “so I guess I would have gone off-campus to find someplace with a fax.”
Leaving the campus would have been complicated with his schedule and the limited parking available to students, Langer said.
“Large format printing and single personal copies will be unavailable at our new location,” Strong said.
Oversized printing will still be offered through the library, Strong said, and anyone who wants individual copies will be directed to self-serve machines located on campus.
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