Photocopy & Fax Machine and Scanning Services

All branches have photocopy and fax machines available for public use.  The BCLS does not profit from the public’s use of these machines, but does charge a fee to help defray the cost of paper and print cartridge expenses.  The costs for these services are:

                $.25 per page for black and white copies or computer prints

              $1.00 per page for color copies or computer prints

                $.25 per page for faxes

In addition, the Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland offers a scanning service free of charge to all Bolivar County patrons. BCLS obtained a large-format flatbed scanner through a grant that was funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Mississippi Library Commission for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of the grant is twofold. The Library System endeavors to not only assist the residents of Bolivar County in the preservation of their genealogical, historical, and cutlural heritage though the digitalization of their personal document, photography, and slide collections, but also include the documents, photographs, and/or slides that are of genealogical, historical, and cultural significance to Bolivar County to the Library System's Mississippi Room collections, as well. The scanner also has built-in software that can be used to perform some types of restoration to scanned images.

Please be aware that any requests for the scanning of personal documents, photographs, and/or slides must comply with copyright law and the "fair use" doctrine. It is recommended that you call ahead to verify that the Reference Services Librarian is available prior to visiting the library. Generally, the scanning service is provided on a first come, first served basis, but is you have a large number of items to be scanned, please call ahead to make an appointment. For a copy of the BCLS "Document, Photographs, and Slides Scanning" Policy, to make an appointment to have your documents scanned, or if you have any other questions, please contact Tamara Blackwell, Reference Services Librarian, at (662) 843-2774 x104.

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