PRINTING IN the Library
|Laser Printer Type||Page Size||Cost per page|
|Black & white laser printing (1st, 2nd, 3rd floors)||8.5 x 11"||.05 per page|
|Black & white laser printing (1st, 2nd, 3rd floors)||11 x 17"||.20 per page|
|Color laser printing (on library's first floor)||8.5 x 11"||1.00 per page|
|Color laser printing (on library's first floor)||11 x 17"||2.50 per page|
Each floor has at least one public printing station. When you print, your job goes into the print system and your printouts can be released from any print station on campus. You can also send to library printers from your wireless or wired laptop.
See here for instructions to configure your computer for printing to lab printers.
Before you can print, you must add value to your U-Card or "guest print card" at one of the cash-to-card machines (embedded in the wall near the Library's first floor restrooms, and also near the third floor help desk). Outside of the Library, cash-to-card machines are located at the Kirby Information Desk and in the Swenson Science Building. If you do not have a U-Card, you can purchase a "guest print card" for $1.00 at any cash-to-card machine.
When you send a job to the print system, it sits in the queue until you go to a printer station, insert your U-Card or "guest print card" into the card reader, highlight your print job on the screen, and click "print." You also have the option to "delete." Your printout should emerge from the adjoining laser printer. (See locations at the bottom of this page). Print jobs not claimed within two hours are automatically deleted from the queue. To release your card, click the round "Log off" button.
If you have trouble with printing, card readers, or any other computer-related problems, see the ITSS lab consultant at the far-right side of the Circulation desk on the first floor. They can also be reached by phone at 218-726-8858.
What if I'm Using a Guest Computer?
To use a guest computer, you need a ticket. To print, you need a "guest print card" with money on it. The printing instructions will be the same from here to the bottom of this page, (see "Step-by-Step" below).
Step-By-Step Printing For All Computers in the Library
Step 1 - In your browser or program, click File / Print Preview. This shows what would be printed. From this you can decide which pages you need. Also, you can adjust margins or font size to pare down your page count.
2 - Click on Print.
|Step 3 - Go to a printer
Swipe your card through the attached card reader. [more about the new card system]
Step 4 - The screen will show a list of print jobs in queue. Highlight your job (print one at a time). Click Print at the bottom of the screen. Your printouts should emerge immediately from the laser printer. Click logoff.
What if I need help?
Print Stations are located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library
First floor has both color and black/white available in front of the Circulation Desk
Second floor printer stations in the large "arc."
Third floor printers near the big staircase.