TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Building Services

Assistive Technology Lab Group Study & Meeting Rooms Paper Cutter
Binder Hole Punch Photocopiers
Computers & Labs Laminating Transparencies
Die Cut Press Microform Readers/Printers Typewriters



Assistive Technology Lab

The Assistive Technology Laboratory, located on the first floor near the Current Periodicals, has several adaptive devices which can help  visually impaired users gain access to print and electronic library materials.


There is a presentation binder located near the photocopiers and laser printer on the first floor. 

   Get binding spines at the Library Service Desk, the cost is 25 cents per spine.
   For larger jobs, students should inquire at Printing Services, x4161.


Computers and Computer Labs

Along with the 3 "Library Catalog Only" workstations, there are 28 computers for student use in the lobby. They require Truman network login.  These workstations are primarily for persons looking for information in the Library's online catalog, databases, etc.  Students who need to use software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, etc... should use the PL312 computer lab on third floor.  The  The Multimedia Lab located on the second floor, has equipment and software for preparing multimedia presentations.  The Library is also "wired for wireless" which means you can bring your laptop and connect to the network from anywhere in the building.

There are 4 computers reserved for guests.  Guests may come to the Library Service Desk to obtain a login for them.

Laptops are available for student checkout at the Library Service Desk.  Laptops are to be used only in the Library.

Die Cut Press

  Located in Printer/Photocopier area on the first floor.
  There is no charge to use it.  Make colorful cut-outs. 
  A variety of patterns are available.
  Paper is not supplied. 



Group Study Rooms

Three group study rooms are located on the south end of second and third floors, available on a first-come first-served basis.

PL312 Computer Lab - third floor. 10 group study rooms available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Check out a key at the Library Service Desk (1st floor)
  • Time limit: 2 hours
  • Late charge: $ 10.00 an hour
  • Report technical/computer problems to the IT Service Center located in PML 203 (1st floor).
  • Be sure to lock the door when you leave and return the key to the Library Service Desk

Hole Punch

A 3-hole punch is located in Printer/Photocopier area on the first floor.


Items for laminating can be dropped off at the Library Dean's Office (PML 102).  Items left by 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, will be available for pick-up by 1:00 p.m. the next business day.

Cost for lamination is 50 cents per foot.  Payment can be made in cash or backcharged to University offices. 

Hours for the Library Dean's Office are 7:30-4:30, Monday-Friday.

Microform Readers &  Printers

Located on the north end, west side of the first floor.  The library has 7 microfilm/fiche  reader/printers and 2 microfilm-only readers available during the library's open hours.  Paper copies from microfilm/fiche are 10 cents a page. The library also has 4 microfilm/fiche readers which allow you to view, scan, digitize and store or print filmed images from a desktop computer.

Paper Cutter

A paper cutter is located in the in Printer/Photocopier area on the first floor.


Photocopiers are located on the first floor (east side of atrium) just past the circular staircase.  This area includes 2 regular copiers (10 cents per page) and 1 color photocopier (50 cents per page). A change machine is located in the hallway south of the Reference Offices (west side of atrium).  

Copiers make both single and double-sided copies. 

Transparencies can be made on the color copier--see the information on Transparencies below.


To make a transparency from a paper copy, you will want to use the color photocopier on first floor.  Purchase the transparencies at the Library Service Desk for 50 cents each.  Use the color copier on first floor (50 cents each).  It is important to only use the color copier because transparencies will jam the black/white copiers..



The Library has an electric typewriter available for public use.  It is located on the first floor near the circular staircase.

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