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TLC Tech Desk

General Services:

The TLC Tech Desk, located on the second floor of McKeldin Library, offers a variety of specialized services, including faxing, binding, and laminating. Tech Desk staff can help you with printing, large scale poster and three-dimensional printing, photocopying, scanning, and using the TLC’s presentation and group study rooms. Turn around time is usually within 24 hours, although depending on the workload, it can be done in the moment.

The Tech Desk is open all hours McKeldin Library is open. If you have any questions, please call 301-405-9056 or email us at

Large Format Printing and Scanning

The TLC offers two large format plotters that are capable of printing most things up to 36x48($40) inches. Other common sizes include 18x24($10) and 24x36($20). Click [here] for more detail

Please note: we do not issue refunds for improperly-formatted posters. If you'd like to make an appointment with us to discuss your print job, please email us at


The TLC Desk also provides binding services for your paper or thesis or photo album project. Various styles include spiral binding, soft cover binding, and hardcover binding. For More Details of the various binding styles, click [here] For pricing, see table below


Additionally, faxing services are available to send documents to those organizations that prefer or request this method. We're also capable of receiving faxes if one needs, please contact us beforehand if you plan on doing so. For pricing, please see table below



Pricing Chart:

Special Paper UMD ID/Visitor Card Price  Credit Card Price

 Resume Paper

 $0.15  $0.30

 Color Paper

 $0.15  $0.30

 Card Stock Paper

 $0.15  $0.30


 $0.10  $0.20
Presentation & Binding    
 Lamination  $1.00  $2.00

 Spiral Binding

 $2.50  $3.00

 Soft Cover Binding

 $2.50  $3.00

 Hard Cover Binding

 $11.00  $22.00

 Poster Printing

 $3.33/sq. foot

 $3.33/sq. foot

 Local Faxing (1st page)



 Local Faxing (add'l pages)

 $0.50/pg. $0.75/pg.

 Long Dist. Fax (1st page)

 $2.00 $4.00

 Long Dist. Fax (add'l pages)




Please note: there is $5 minimum for all credit card transactions.