Printing in the Library

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Printing Fees

The cost for printing is $.05 per black and white laser-printed 8.5 x 11 inch page, available on first, second, and third floors.

For larger sizes or color printing, the UMD Print Shop can accommodate your project.

Before you can print, you need to have money on either a U Card or a Guest Print Card, also known as a Campus Cash Card.

U Card

Campus Cash Card

Cash to card machine in wall on first floor of library
Faculty, staff, and enrolled students can pay for printing with their U Card or they can buy a Guest Print Card for $1.00 at any cash-to-card location or from a cashier in Darland, first floor. Guest Print Cards when purchased have no value on them. You must add value just as you would if it were a U Card.

Printers are on the first, second, and third floors of the library (see maps). When you hit print, the job waits in the queue until you release it. Go to any print station (inside or outside the library), swipe either type of card through the small black card reader, highlight your print job on the screen, and click "print." Print jobs not claimed within two hours disappear from the queue.

You can also print from your own device or laptop. Contact the TechCenter HelpDesk for help with printing configuration. 


Steps for Printing

Step 1

In your application, click File / Print Preview. This shows what will print. Tip: Choose only the page range you want, or change margins and font size to reduce paper and save money. Name your print job.

Step 2

Click Print. Drop down the printer name to choose color or black & white. Note the page range. Click OK.

Step 3

Go to a printer station (see locations).
Print jobs will disappear from the queue in two hours.
Swipe your card through the attached card reader. 

Small black card swiper attached to a computer for retrieving print jobs

Step 4

Highlight your job on the screen (one at a time). Click Print at the bottom. Your printouts should appear. 
Click logoff.

Print station showing a highlighted print job with cost and Print button


What if I need help?

To get help, visit an ITSS lab consultant on floor 1 (to the right of the circulation desk).
In-library help is at 218-726-8858.
For technical help anywhere on campus, including the library, call the ITSS TechCenter at 218-726-8847.

ITSS lab consultant behind first floor circulation desk, far right, 726-8858

Where are the library print stations?

printers on first floor

First floor has color & black/white printers in front of and also on the circulation desk - See maps Library Floor 1.

Second Floor Printer Stations in the curved area

Second floor printers in the large "arc" - See maps Library Floor 2.

Third Floor Printer Stations by the big staircase

Third floor printers near the main staircase - See maps Library Floor 3.