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The Espresso Book Machine at Michigan State University Libraries

Esspresso book machine side viewThe Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is one of only a few of its kind in the world. Able to print a paperback 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 interior pages and a full-color cover, binds them together, and trims them to the final book size, creating library-quality paperbacks.

Whether you are looking to print from our online database containing more than seven million titles or a book that you've written, the Espresso Book Machine at the MSU Main Library will print it. Do you want 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. Please note the Espresso Book Machine does not bind hardcover.

Print a book from the On Demand Books catalog (7 million titles)

Generally available as follows, but please check the Hollander MakeCentral service desk hours for exceptions:

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 8 pm

Print your own content (self-publishing)

Walk-ins welcome 8 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments encouraged!

Contact Julie Taylor
(517) 884-0827

What can I make on the EBM?

Anthologies  -  Art  -  Biographies
Blank Books  -  Class Projects  -  Comic Books
Cookbooks  -  Dissertations  -  Drawings
eText  -  Genealogies  -  Gift Books
Government Documents  -  Handwritten Scans
Inspirational Books  -  Journals  -  Legal Documents
Magazines  -  Manuals  -  Maps  -  Memoirs
Notebooks (blank or customized)  -  Novels
On Demand Catalog Books  -  Photography
Picture Books  -  Playbills  -  Poetry
Portfolios  -  Programs  -  Public Domain Works
Quotations  -  Reports  -  Scanned Documents
Textbooks  -  User Guides  -  Yearbooks
You can even print one copy of an eText,
with proof of purchase, for personal use!

From 40 to 800 pages,
if you can PDF it, you can print it!*

*As long as you own the work to be printed, have permission from the copyright holder, or the work is in the public domain.