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Law Library Guidebook—Copiers/ Library Facilities


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Photocopiers

Copy machines are located in the center of the reading room adjacent to the Reference and Circulation Desks. Both public use copy machines make legal (8 1/2 x 14) and letter (8 1/2 x 11) size copies, and can enlarge or reduce a copy. Additionally users with a prepaid Vendacard may make multiple copies up to the limit of funds encoded on their Vendacard.

Caution: Cards purchased at other libraries will not work on our equipment.

Report any malfunction of the photocopiers to the library staff. Members of the library staff will add paper, and clear some paper jams, however all technical malfunctions of the copiers are handled by an ISMG certified technician. Library users who lose money operating the photocopiers should call ISMG at 718-527-5923 for a refund, library staff, who are court employees, are prohibited by the rules of the NYS Office of Court Administration from any currency transactions or the handling of U.S. coinage or currency with library users.

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Change

The copy machines accepts one ($1) and five ($5) bills, nickels, dimes and quarters only as well as the Vendacard.  A one ($1) dollar and five ($5) dollar change machine is positioned adjacent to the two photocopiers. The coinage available from this machine is limited to quarters. The library staff is not permitted to make change.

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Copy Cards

A Vendacard encoder (copy cards) is located in the center of the main reading room adjacent to the Reference Desk. Ask the library staff for assistance if uncertain about how to use the machine.

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Unsupervised Copying Notices of Copyright Regulations on Reprographic Machines

The following notice is to be displayed on unsupervised copying machines in all Library units

[Title 17, Sect. 108f]:
NOTICE: The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement. Notices of copyright regulations in areas of the library where CD-ROM, audiovisual, and microcomputer equipment is available for public use.

The following notice is to be displayed on unsupervised audiovisual and microcomputer workstations in all Library units.

NOTICE: The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) and University licensing agreements govern the making of reproductions of audiovisual material, microcomputer software, and proprietary databases. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.

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Staplers

Staplers, staple removers, a hole punch and pencils are located adjacent to the copiers near the Reference and Circulation Desks. Scissors will not be given out by staff to library patrons.

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Restrooms

Restrooms are located just outside the library to the left and right of the main door of the library reading room on the 6th floor of the courthouse in the adjacent main hallway. The Ladies room is to the left as you exit, the Mens room to the right.

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Water Fountains

A water fountain is located outside the Mens room on the 6th floor of the courthouse in the hallway.

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Telephones

Public phones are located on the 6th floor of the courthouse a few steps to the right of the exit door as you leave the library. Additional telephones are located on the 5th floor in the alcove in the public hallway.

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Lounge

There are no Lounge areas for the public in the courthouse. All food and drink is prohibited in the courthouse. Smoking anywhere in the courthouse is prohibited by both NYC local law and court rules. Eating, Drinking or Smoking in the library is prohibited.

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Lost and Found

A lost & found is located at the Security Office. Please speak with any Senior Court Officer at the courthouse for more information.

Valuables should not be left unattended. The Law Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The library staff is not permitted to watch briefcases or valuables of any kind. No one should leave papers, briefcases or coats etc., unattended in the library. Items left in the library at the close of business will be collected by the Senior Court Officer and brought to the security office for subsequent claim by the owner. Thefts should be reported to any Senior Court Officer and/or the Circulation Desk personnel.

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Complaints

It is recognized that the prime responsibility of the library staff is to provide a high level of service to library users. Since service is our first concern, any difficulty or dissatisfaction with library service should be brought immediately to the Director's attention.

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