After Years of Service, Copy Center Shuts its Doors

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs announced Wednesday that the Copy Center will cease operations next month after “many years” of service to the Ramapo community.

In an email to students, faculty and staff, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Cathy Davey said the College “can no longer afford to maintain an on-campus Copy Center” and will close the facility Dec. 1.

The decision to shut down the center, commonly known as the Print Shop, comes after the lease on its copying equipment expired.  According to Davey, renewing the lease would force Ramapo “to enter into a more expensive, long-term” contract.

Demand for the Copy Center’s services has dwindled of late, Davey said, because most campus offices now have their own “high-end copiers” to process work orders that otherwise would have been sent to the facility.

She stated the College would “strive to ensure no disruption in service” to those on campus who need to place copy orders or print publications.  The Publications Office at D-211 will now pick up and drop off work and handle “smaller, less complicated requests,” while an external print vendor will make deliveries directly to College offices.

In addition, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs is adding a “Print on Demand” page to its website to aid the transition. Davey noted in the email that “all mass printing and copying” must be coordinated through the office in accordance with College policy.

The College will host informational sessions on new copying procedures from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 at the Birch Mansion Board Room.