Multifunctional Printers, Copiers & Scanners

KonicaMinolta Multifunctional Devices (MFDs) @ the San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library has replaced public printers and Xerox copiers with multifunctional devices (MFDs)…one machine that photocopies, prints and scans. These all-in-one devices are energy efficient and meet the City & County of San Francisco’s mandate that all City departments decrease their environmental footprint.

The KonicaMinolta Bizhub C280 is installed in all Library locations and provides numerous options for photocopying, printing, scanning and – at two MFDs in the Main Library – faxing.

In addition to printing from Library computers (desktops and laptops), you can print from your own computer for pickup at any library location. 

Copy/Print Card Payment

  • Use the card you already have or purchase a new copy/print card using cash or credit card (MasterCard, VISA and Discover only).
  • A minimum purchase of $1 is required.
  • Any amount up to a maximum of $21 can be added to a card at any time.
  • Card vending machines accept bills in denominations of $1, $5, $10 and $20 (no coins are accepted).
  • Card vending machines accept any credit card amount, e.g. $1.20; $3; 80¢.
  • Credit card fees are not charged.
  • No change is given; no refunds are given.

Faxing

  • Faxes can be sent from two Main Library MFDs (one on the 1st floor and one on the 3rd floor).
  • Outgoing domestic faxes only; patrons cannot receive faxes at the Library.
  • Costs are $2 for the first page and $1 for each subsequent page.

Flash Drives

  • Flash drives can be printed from or scanned to at the following Main Library MFDs:
    1. 2nd Floor: 2A (Children’s Center);
    2. 3rd Floor: 3A (Copy Room) and 3D (Aisle 12);
    3. 4th Floor: 4A (Copy Room) and
    4. 5th Floor: 5A (Copy Room).
  • Documents saved as JPG, PDF, TIFF and XPS files can be printed at an MFD from a flash drive (all other documents must be sent from a computer – see Printing below).
  • Scan and save documents to your own flash drive.
  • Files must not exceed 10MB.
  • Your flash drive may need to be reformatted if the MFD isn’t recognizing it. If there are documents on the flash drive worth saving, park them temporarily elsewhere before formatting so they won’t be erased in the formatting process:
    • Insert the flash drive.
    • Click Start and then click My Computer.
    • Select the flash drive by clicking on it once.
    • Right-click and choose the Format option.
    • Change the selection under File System to FAT32.
    • Click the Start button to begin the formatting process.

Language Settings

  • Control panel can display in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Display resets to English after each copy/print card is ejected.

Photocopying

  • Card readers attached to MFDs accept payment via copy/print cards only; no cash, coins or credit.
  • Black & white = 10¢ per page; color = 40¢ per page.
  • Copying cost is based on the number of pages put through the MFD, not the quantity of paper used (i.e., one double-sided print job = two pages).
  • Copy onto letter-sized (8 ½” x 11”) or legal-sized (8 ½” X 14”) paper only.
  • Do not add your own paper to the paper trays.
  • Do not remove paper from the paper trays.
  • Printing is programmed to be 2-sided when a document is longer than two pages, per City requirement; select single-sided printing if desired.

Printing

From SFPL desktops or laptops

  • Black & white = 10¢ per page; color = 40¢ per page.
  • Print onto letter-sized (8 ½” x 11”) or legal-sized (8 ½” X 14”) paper only.
  • Do not add your own paper to the paper trays.
  • Do not remove paper from the paper trays.
  • Printing is programmed to be 2-sided when a document is longer than two pages, per City requirement; select single-sided printing if desired.

From your laptop or PC

  • Use PrinterOn’s cloud computing to send documents or web pages (up to 10MB in size; 105 pages in B&W; 26 pages in color) to one of our Library printers.

Scanning

Using Multifunctional Devices (MFDs) & Stand-alone Scanners

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