Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. At all three campuses, the SWIC library offers all replaced-yet-usable items (books, computers, shelving) to college departments and other libraries in the system. In addition to using energy-saving IT equipment and keeping lights off when not needed, the library works to reduce paper usage by promoting double-sided printing, pay-before-print, elimination of coversheets and handwritten “HOLD” lists and reusing interlibrary loan routing slips. Unwanted books and magazines are placed in library book sales or with textbook buyers. Subscriptions to paper versions of newspapers, magazines and reference books have been replaced with electronic access available 24/7 through the library's website. The library is a large recycler, recycling several hundred pounds of outdated newspapers, magazines and office paper each month. The library also promotes bottle and can recycling, with containers prominent in the libraries. The library also is a great source for green information.
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