Miami Dade College

Wolfson Campus

Wolfson campus building


The following areas are under the Campus Services Department:

  • PBX (Operator)
  • Custodial
  • Duplicating (Quick Copy Center)
  • Mailroom
  • Public Safety

Custodial Department

As part of the Division of Administrative Services, Custodial Services is committed to providing an atmosphere that allows students, faculty and staff at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus to meet their goals.


Duplicating (Quick Copy Center)

The Duplicating Center provides services for the Wolfson Campus Administrators, Faculty and Staff by reproducing classroom handouts, tests, flyers, memos and other documents required by the campus. All requests are done on 8.5x11 or 8.5x14, 20 lb. paper; the requester can supply special stocks. Some of our services include: color copies, while-you-wait copies, and tape binding. See our new Duplicating Guidelines for more details. All test and classroom handouts have priorities. All copyrighted materials must follow the copyright guidelines.


  • All exams will be given priority and done immediately as per request.
    • Any Duplicating employee currently attending classes at IAC may not duplicate any exams. The only exception is when there is no authorized staff present; then the professor is to stand by the copier while copies are being made.
  • Quick Copies/Over the Counter Copies have the following limitations:
    • For Instructional purposes, a minimum of 20 copies and a maximum of 60 copies. For more please complete a Duplicating Form and allow appropriate time for requested amount. For less, please use Departmental Copiers.
    • For NonInstructional purposes, a minimum of 20 copies and a maximum of 30 copies. For more please complete a Duplicating Form and allow appropriate time for requested amount. For less, please use Departmental Copiers.
  • Request for pads MUST be approved by the Duplicating Supervisor. If he/she is not available, please see the Campus Services Clerk.
  • Any Copyrighted material to be duplicated must be accompanied by a Duplicating form signed at the bottom in the Copyright section. Please print name (legibly) , sign and date. This includes books that state that �some parts of this text may be duplicated for classroom use�. BOOK MUST BE SEEN BY THE EMPLOYEE ATTENDING THE COUNTER.
  • ANYTHING THAT HAS THE COLLEGEINDICIA MUST HAVE THE SIGNATURE OF THE CAMPUS PRESIDENT OR THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.
  • Flyers, Brochures, Programs, etc. for outside distribution (black/white and color) must have the signature of the Campus President OR the Director of Administrative Services on the Duplicating form. This form should also be accompanied by the Graphics Production and Distribution Request form.
  • Flyers, Brochures, Programs, etc. for in-house distribution (black/white and color) must have the signature of the Campus President OR the Director of Administrative Services on the Duplicating form.
  • Color Copies for in-house purposes require the signature of the Department Head on the Duplicating form. Please note that ALL color copies are $0.07 per copy/impression. Therefore, double-sided copies are $0.14.
  • Color Copies for distribution purposes require the signatures of the Department Head AND the Campus President OR the Director of Administrative Services on the Duplicating form.

* PLEASE SEE YOUR DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR AUTHORIZATION NEEDS. THE DEPARTMENTS LISTED BELOW REQUIRE THE SIGNATURE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR ANY COPIES MADE (THIS INCLUDES EXAMS):

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION
  • NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • MATHEMATICS
  • ESL LAB
U.S. Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000
P: 202-707-3000

Rules for Reproducing Text Materials for Use in Class

The guidelines permit a teacher to make one copy of any of the following: a chapter from a book; an article from a periodical or newspaper; a short story, short essay or short poem; a chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper.

Teachers may photocopy articles to hand out in class, but the guidelines impose restrictions. Classroom copying cannot be used to replace texts or workbooks used in the classroom. Pupils cannot be charged more than the actual cost of photocopying. The number of copies cannot exceed more than one copy per pupil. And a notice of copyright must be affixed to each copy.

Examples of what can be copied and distributed in class include:

  • a complete poem if less than 250 words or an excerpt of not more than 250 words from a longer poem
  • a complete article, story or essay if less than 2,500 words, or an excerpt from any prose work of not more than 1,000 words or 10% of the work, whichever is less; or
  • one chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or per periodical issue.

Not more than one short poem, article, story, essay or two excerpts may be copied from the same author, nor more than three from the same collective work or periodical volume (for example, a magazine or newspaper) during one class term. As a general rule, a teacher has more freedom to copy from newspapers or other periodicals if the copying is related to current events.

The idea to make the copies must come from the teacher, not from school administrators or other higher authority. Only nine instances of such copying for one course during one school term are permitted. In addition, the idea to make copies and their actual classroom use must be so close together in time that it would be unreasonable to expect a timely reply to a permission request. For example, the instructor finds a newsweekly article on capital punishment two days before presenting a lecture on the subject.

Teachers MAY NOT photocopy workbooks, texts, standardized tests or other materials that were created for educational use. The guidelines were not intended to allow teachers to usurp the profits of educational publishers. In other words, educational publishers do not consider it a fair use if the copying provides replacements or substitutes for the purchase of books, reprints, periodicals, tests, workbooks, anthologies, compilations or collective works.