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The Espresso Book Machine at Michigan State University Libraries
The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is one of only a few of its kind in the world. Able to print a 200 page book in less than fifteen minutes, the machine makes publishing even more accessible to Michigan State University faculty, students, staff and the public. It prints your pages and a full color cover, binds them together, and trims them all to size, creating library-quality paperbacks in the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee.
Whether you are looking to print from our online database containing more than 7 million titles, or a book that you've written, the Espresso Book Machine at the MSU Main Library will print it. A quick proof copy of your book or dissertation? You can be in and out the door in about 30 minutes — even faster if your files are already formatted and ready to print [see our Submission Guidelines (pdf) to see how to format your files]. See your book go from an electronic file to a printed copy in minutes.
With the Espresso Book Machine at Michigan State University, publishing your work has never been easier or more cost efficient.
Print a book from the On Demand Books catalog (7 million titles)
Generally available as follows, but please check the Copy Center hours for exceptions:
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm
Print your own content (self-publishing)
Walk-ins welcome 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday
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