By Hayley Rydowski
At the beginning of this spring semester, students discovered that the photocopy machine located on the main floor of the library, which previously charged 10 cents per copy, was now free. Copies can be made without depositing money.
Rosmary Kopczynski, an Administrative Assistant in the office of the Dean of Library, said that the reason behind the elimination of the charge was that “Dr. Cline felt it better aligned LIU Post with other universities.
Gabrielle Lewis, senior public relations major, said that this change is a positive one. “I don’t have a printer or copy machine at home, so it being free helps me out a lot, plus I can photocopy pages out of some books I need… some of my professors only use the books a few times a semester, there is no point [in] buying them.”
Mary Kate Boyd-Burns, a reference librarian at the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, often sees students taking pictures of textbook pages on their phones. Now, “with the copy machine being free, I do see many more students taking advantage of it. I think anything the school can offer to their students for free to help is great,” she said.