Library gets new printing system

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On June 11, 2012 Northwestern University Library will upgrade its printing system including the method by which patrons will add funds to their account. In conjunction, the WildCARD Office will phase out the WildCARD CashStripe program. The end of this program affects funds on a user’s WildCard CashStripe added by using a cash-to-card machine. These funds are different from Munch Money. The termination will not affect the use of a WildCARD for debit or any other payment programs.

 
The new printing system
Northwestern University Library will implement new print management software which will include new card swipe stations, self-managed online accounts, more ways to add funds, and more printer flexibility. The new software will manage printing and photocopying at the University Library, Seeley G. Mudd Library, the Math Library, Schaffner Library, Galter Health Sciences Library and the Pritzker Legal Research Center.
 
Features of the new system include:
-       Secure, web-based user portal to manage accounts and transfer funds.
-       Secure printing with a four-digit PIN connected to a WildCARD
-       Ability to add funds with credit or debit card, in addition to cash
-       Release print jobs from any location on campus to any library printer
-       Improved wireless printing
-       Ability to track user carbon footprint
 
Current CashStripe users should begin to spend down the balance on their CashStripe at library print stations, vending machines across campus and at Café Kellogg. New funds added to a card should be limited to $10. Refunds will not be issued. As of June 11, 2012, users with a WildCARD will be able to transfer unspent CashStripe funds into a new account at select library locations. Any funds not transferred by January 31, 2013 will be lost.
 
Guest users will not have online printing accounts and will be limited to using select guest printing stations. Guests will pay for printing and photocopying with cash. Guest users are strongly encouraged to spend down the balance on their CashStripe. Refunds to guest users will be issued upon request beginning on June 11, 2012 through January 31, 2013.