ATM for books now at Michigan

An earlier post here mentioned the Espresso Book Machine, for producing on demand copies of books.

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the University of Michigan is the first university library to provide the Espresso to its patrons:

U. of Michigan Library Installs ‘ATM of Books’

Just about any digitized, out-of-copyright book from Michigan’s collection can be printed and bound on the spot. Printing takes five to seven minutes, and the cost is about $10 per book. Users will also be able to print books from online sources such as the Open Content Alliance.

A university press release includes a photo of the machine.

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