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Printing in the Library

printers on first floor

Printing Fees

The cost for printing is $.05 per black and white laser-printed 8.5 x 11 inch page, available on the first, second, and third floor of the library (see maps).

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

To print, you need to have money on either a U Card (for current UMD affiliates) or a Campus Cash Card (for anyone). Print jobs stay in a print queue until you release them. 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.

U Card      OR...  Campus Cash Card

Obtaining a 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 Campus Cash Card for $1.00 at any cash-to-card location or from a cashier in Darland, first floor. Campus Cash Cards have zero value until you add value of your choice.



Printing From Your Own Device

If printing from your own device or laptop, and need help with configuration, contact the TechCenter HelpDesk.

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. From the drop-down, choose the printer name to select color or black & white. Set the page range you want. Click OK.

Small black card swiper attached to a computer for retrieving print jobsStep 3

Go to a printer station (see locations) within two hours before deletion from the queue. Swipe your Ucard through the attached card reader. 

Step 4

Highlight your job on the screen (one at a time). Click Print at the bottom to start printing. 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.