What is the Espresso Book Machine?
The Espresso Book Machine, or EBM, is an automated book-making machine that creates high-quality paperback books. The machine can print, bind, and trim a 300 page book in about seven minutes.
Though ebooks are becoming increasingly popular, there are times when a print book would be a more suitable choice. The EBM provides that choice in a cost-effective and convenient way for students, faculty, staff, and the local community.
Some of the services provided by the EBM include:
- Affordable reprints of out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collection or other repositories such as the Internet Archive
- Small print runs of class output in book form, such as anthologies of creative writing
- Printed copies of proceedings of University conferences and events
- Self-publishing projects
The EBM is located on the first floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, between the Tech Deck and the Center for Entrepreneurship. To view a floor plan, please click here.