Bowdoin has adopted an "allocation, then charge" model for printing and copying. See information about student printing allocations.
Printing to PolarPrint printers, regardless of type (color or black and white) will be free to the individual but the corresponding department will be billed for the total cost of the print job at a rate of $.05 per single-sided print or $.08 per double-sided print for black and white and $.30 per single-sided print or $.45 per double-sided print for color.
Faculty and staff will still see a dollar amount associated with each print job but the total costs are discounted 100% at the time or printing.
Guests can purchase a copy card that will allow them to use the PolarPrint system from any of the public computers in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. The current print rates are $.08 per single-sided print or $.12 per double-sided print for black and white and $.45 per single-sided print or $.68 per double-sided print for color.