Native residents expressed disenchanted within the upcoming change.
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Starting July 5, restricted free printing will not be out there at Chesterfield County Public Libraries.
In about two weeks, they’ll be a part of different library techniques, such because the Richmond Public Library, charging for printing companies.
Jessica Corridor advised 8News involves the North Courthouse Library any time she wants to make use of a printer.
“I used to be type of bummed as a result of I do come right here fairly a bit,” she advised 8News Wednesday.
For greater than 20 years, restricted quantities of printing companies at each public library within the county have been free for individuals who use the service.
“After I first moved right here and came upon that the printing was free on the library,” mentioned Corridor. “I used to be actually shocked. And it’s been a very nice perk and advantage of the libraries.”
The nonprofit neighborhood group “Associates of the Chesterfield Public Library” was overlaying printing bills for the libraries, extending free printing to patrons.
Jennifer Shepley, the county’s public library neighborhood companies supervisor, mentioned the group can not fund the free printing.
Chesterfield County will now be offering printing companies and folks might want to have a library card with funds to print, copy, or fax.
One other library native, Sam Stallone, confused that he didn’t know this was the explanation for the change.
“There was no rationalization,” he mentioned, “and everyone seems to be it saying, ‘it’s only one thing more.’”
Stallone mentioned he involves the North Courthouse Library each day. He advised 8News that he makes use of the printing companies every now and then however he was comforted that it’s there when he wants it.
“I’d wish to see it keep the best way it was,” Stallone advised 8News.
After this plan goes into impact on July 5, there are not any plans to reinstate the restricted free printing companies within the county.