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Students express frustration over printer availability

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Dash Hazzard stands behind student in line at a printer in Monroe Library on Feb. 8.

Recently several students noticed that Loyola has eliminated multiple printing stations around campus, leaving students with only the library to serve their printing needs. This unannounced change has left several students confused and looking for answers.

In the past, printers could be found in Satchmo’s Lounge and on the first floor of Monroe Hall. Now, students can only use the printers on the first floor of the Monroe Library.

Psychology freshman Mia Nieto struggled to find a printer on campus over Mardi Gras break, a time when the library was closed.

“I noticed that if there are breaks, then people who live on campus cannot have access to anything,”Nieto said, “There are many times that we need to use the printers during weekends or breaks, but the library is closed.”

The Monroe Library opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday and opens at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The library closes at 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, closing early at 6 p.m. on Fridays and closing at 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

With the reduction of available printers, students are now experiencing issues that were previously unheard of on campus.

History freshman Julian Conravey spends a considerable amount of time in the library and avoids the printers.

“I’ll often see a line at the printer, but it’s usually because people are struggling to print something,” Conravey said. “I’ve tried to print, but it takes way too much time, especially when your class starts in 20 minutes. With only two printers, the lines can get pretty long.”

The Information Technology department did not respond to requests for comment on the printing service changes in time for publication.

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