FAQ: Conversion of the Printing and Copying System
What will happen concretely after September 30th, 2022?
The multifunction devices (printing/copying) from the company UTAX will be dismantled and can no longer be used.
The black-and-white printers will be decoupled from the previous billing system and can continue to be used by library users (Where can I print from October 1st, 2022?).
In order to sustainably reduce paper consumption, users are asked to switch to the existing state-of-the-art book scanners to secure printed materials.
Where and how can I scan?
In total ten state-of-the-art book scanners are available in the Main Library Adolf-Reichwein-Straße (AR) and in the Branch Libraries Hölderlinstraße (H), Paul-Bonatz-Straße (PB) and Unteres Schloss (US).
In the Main Library AR there are seven book scanners, including four devices for A2 formats and one barrier-free scanner. Here, the touch screen is located next to the device. This scanner is located on level -1 in the Main Library AR.
In the Branch Libraries H, PB, and US there is one scanner at each of the libraries. In the Branch Library H the scanner can also scan A2-formats, and in the Branch Library US large format scans can be done by library staff.
Scanning is free of charge for all library users. A prepaid card is not required.
Where and how can I from October 1st, 2022 print?
Printing will still be available at the Main Library AR and the Branch Libraries H, PB and US. You have to bring your own paper. Alternatively, printer paper can be purchased at the Main Library AR for 5 Cents per sheet through May 31st, 2023 using current prepaid cards (with appropriate credit). The printing itself is free to library users.
In addition, the AStA Shop offers a printing option.
Where and how can I from October 1st, 2022 copy?
As of October 1st, 2022 there is no possibility to copy books or documents within the University. External service providers can be used for copying documents.
How can I use the lockers at the Main Library AR and Branch Library US up from October 1st, 2022?
The lockers at the Main Library AR and Branch Library US can still be used with the current prepaid cards as of October 1st, 2022. Those who do not yet have such a prepaid card can purchase a new University Library deposit card at the Main Library AR and Branch Library US to use the lockers.
The University Library offers deposit cards in a different design for this purpose. No credit is required on the cards to use the lockers.
In the medium term, it is planned to offer the use of the lockers via the electronic student ID card (USiCard).
What do I do with my previous prepaid card and how do I get my remaining credit back?
Previous prepaid cards can continue to be used for lockers at the Main Library AR and branch library US and for the purchase of printer paper at the Main Library AR until May 31st, 2023.
Previous prepaid cards can also be returned to ZIMT until September 30th, 2026. The deposit of 5 Euros will be refunded.
Existing remaining credit balances will also be refunded, but this is only possible until May 31st, 2023, as this is when the license agreements with the billing company end. For the return of the prepaid cards and refund of the remaining credit at the ZIMT, please refer to: How does the return of the previous credit cards at the ZIMT work?
How does the return of the previous prepaid cards at ZIMT work?
If you would like to return old prepaid cards to ZIMT, please make an appointment in advance by e-mail (QPilot@zimt.uni-siegen.de).
Please provide the following information in the mail:
- The number of the prepaid card/cards to be returned.
- In case of multiple cards, a scanned or photographed version of the purchase receipt (This has been informed accordingly on all charging stations). If the receipts are not available, only one card can be refunded per person.
Please do not come to ZIMT without an appointment to return prepaid cards. Unfortunately, this is not possible for organizational reasons.
If cards are damaged or blocked, ZIMT reserves the right to refuse to accept the card. Cards must be returned by the acquirer and not by another person. Students are asked to bring the USiCard along with an identification document to the appointment.
When you return the prepaid card to ZIMT, you will receive a refund of the 5 Euro deposit and any remaining credit. Please note that a payout of remaining credit is only possible until May 31st, 2023.