I was working at Loyola’s library, and was pleasantly surprised to see that they have a stapler AND hole puncher available afterhours- As It Should Be. It never ceases to frustrate me and others at the downtown library as to why the stapler is taken in when the librarians finish for the day. As students, we’re here at all hours, and having a functioning and reliable stapler should be the least of our worries and something that is guaranteed- heavens knows we pay enough fees. Surely a stapler ought to be included in them.
It’s just infuriating and ludicrous the logic- ‘oh, we have to take them in or someone will steal them- do you know how many we’ve had to replace?’ is the lame excuse I’ve heard so many times. Why don’t you just chain it to the table if there is this concern? But to leave us with nothing… that makes no sense. It seems to work fine at Loyola- why can’t we also have it downtown?
Thank you for your comment. I can understand your frustration. Unfortunately, in the past, we’ve had many staplers broken and stolen from the Webster library, some were chained to the desk and some were not.
Library management will consider making a secured stapler available.
This is also a good time to remind our library users that the DPrint/MFD machines have stapling capabilities for both newly printed pages and photocopies.
This is from our DPrint webpage:
Q: Will the printer-copiers automatically staple my documents?
A: By default print-outs and photocopies are not are not stapled, but you can request that the print-outs be stapled.
Printing: Before you send the print job, go to the print dialogue box and click on ‘preferences’. On the right side of the box there is a ‘stapling’ drop-down menu. Choose 1 or 2 staples.
Photocopying: You must be using the feeder. On the main ‘Copy’ page on the right hand side choose ‘1 staple’.