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Poster plotter now available in Newman Library



Sept. 1, 2013 – We now have a poster plotter to which you can print presentations, maps, blueprints, and more oversized print jobs. Prints cost 3¢/square inch (see right column for sample prices). You can print on 24" or 36" wide paper up to 72" in length.

The plotter uses the same Pharos system as our other printers; simply select the Newman Plotter from the list of printers on any of our public computers. Swipe your Hokie Passport at the Newman Plotter Release Station on the second floor, select the correct print job from the list, then wait for your printout to complete. (24" paper is the default; if you need 36" paper, ask for help at the Circulation Desk.)

Use PDF documents for best results

Because there are no refunds for misprinted jobs, we strongly recommend printing only PDF documents (convert any other format to PDF). The Acrobat print window will display exactly how your output will fit on the selected page size and PDFs more accurately show how colors will appear on the paper.

Price list

Black and white printing and copying

  • Letter (8 1/2x11) 13¢/page, 24¢/double-sided
  • Legal (8 1/2x14) 13¢/page, 24¢/double-sided
  • Tabloid (11x17) 25¢/page, 46¢/double-sided

Color printing and copying

  • Letter (8 1/2x11) 75¢/page, $1.50/double-sided
  • Legal (8 1/2x14) 75¢/page, $1.50/double-sided
  • Tabloid (11x17) $1/page, $2/double sided

Poster plotter printing

3¢/square inch with 24" and 36" wide paper available (print out up to 72" in length). Sample sizes and prices:

  • 12" x 24" $8.64
  • 24" x 24" $17.28
  • 24" x 36" $25.92
  • 24" x 48" $34.56
  • 24" x 60" $43.20
  • 24" x 72" $51.84


  • Any size 5¢/page

Copy/print cards

  • If you don't have a Hokie Passport, you can purchase a copy/print card for $1.50

Photocopier/printers debit from Hokie Passport accounts using a card swipe. You can add funds to this account using a cash- to-card machines on the second floor in front of the Circulation Desk or on the fourth floor next to the copiers.


  • Local/Toll free $1/page
  • Domestic toll $2 first page ($1 each additional page)
  • International toll $6 first page ($3 each additional page)

The fax machine is located at the second floor Circulation Desk. Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, or transfer from Hokie Passport accounts. No credit cards or bank debit cards are accepted.

Newman Library fall hours

Sun: open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: open 24 hours*
Fri:  close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

Current semester hours