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Printing, Scanning & Photocopying


KIC Self-Serve Scanner, first floor
KIC Self-Serve Scanner, first floor

Two KIC Self-Serve Scanners provide users an easy way to scan high-res images of books, documents, photos, and more.

One is located to the right of the User Services desk as you enter the Library. The other is located in the Reference Center, near the LCLC lab.

Scanner features:

  • The KIC scanner allows patrons to scan materials directly to an email address, USB drive, or Google Drive account, bypassing the need to use a conventional flatbed scanner or lug around paper copies.
  • The KIC scanner scans content face-up, so patrons no longer have to struggle with copying books or other materials face-down, which can be cumbersome and cause book spine damage.
  • The KIC is free to use, and patrons can easily print the scanned content they saved/emailed from any campus computer, using their PaperCut print balance
New photocopier in Reference
Photocopier, first floor


    The first floor photocopy machine has moved: it is now located on the east end of the first floor, near the Librarians' offices. Ask at the User Services Center.

    Paying for Your Photocopies

    Current cost for photocopying is 10¢ per copy. Copiers will accept coins or bills. The library has no cash to provide change or refunds for failed copy jobs, but stop at the User Services Center if you've had trouble with a photocopier, and we'll make sure you get the copies you've paid for.


Print jobs sent from the 1st floor Library computers and the 2nd floor look-up terminals are directed to the print station in the Reference area on the 1st floor. (The 2nd floor Math Emporium has a separate networked printer.)

Print station in Reference area
Print station in Reference area, 1st floor

Printing for CSU students is available at no charge from all library computer stations. At the start of every semester, CSU allocates $80 of free printing to each student’s account. When a page is printed, 4 cents is automatically deducted from that account. For color printing, 50 cents is subtracted. If the entire allocation is used up before the semester ends – unlikely, but it could happen – more pages can be purchased.

Printing Instructions for CSU Students, Faculty & Staff

  1. If you are a current CSU student, faculty, or staff member, you will be automatically connected to the University's Papercut printing system when you log in to any of the Library's non-Community Borrower computers. A window will open showing the remaining balance of your print allocation for the current semester.
  2. Before you print a document, use the program's "Print Preview" function to confirm how many pages you will be printing and to see how the printed pages will look (web pages frequently do not print the way they are displayed on the screen). If you are satisfied with the print preview, select "Print". If you do not see the Print Preview option or the preview does not look like what you see on the screen, please ask for assistance at the nearest service desk.
  3. In the Print dialog box that appears, select the printer you want to print to. The default printer is usually the nearest one. To specify black and white or color, click the printer's "Preferences" button ("Printer Properties" in Microsoft Office, or Ctrl-Shift-P -> "Preferences" in Chrome). The "Xerox Black and White" setting should be set to "On" by default (your prepaid printing account will be charged $.04 per page). For color printouts, change the "Xerox Black and White" setting to "Off (Use Document Color)" (your prepaid printing account will be charged $.50 per page). Click "OK" when you are done.
  4. Note that most of the University’s public printers now print two-sided (duplexed) by default.  To change this setting, click the "Properties" button next to the printer name.  On the "Paper/Output" tab, under "2-Sided Printing" options, select "1-Sided Printing" to print single-sided pages only, and then click "OK" to close the Properties window.
  5. Click the "OK" button in the main Print dialog box when you are ready to print your document to the printer you selected.  For assistance finding a printer, ask at the nearest service desk.

Instructions for Laptop/Mobile Users

IS&T is currently working on a new solution for laptop/mobile printing. At the current time, mobile printing is not available for Android, Chromebook, or iOS users.

Windows 10 laptop printing:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the "CSUwireless" secure wifi network. See for instructions. Your Windows user account will also need to have administrator rights.
  2. Click the Windows start button in the lower left of your desktop.
  3. Type in "\\". If prompted to enter your CSU credentials, enter your CSU ID number and CampusNet password.
  4. Find the name of the printer you want to print to. You can usually find this on a sticker somewhere on the printer. If you're not sure what to use, use "RT122A-C8000" in the Library Learning Commons.
  5. On the \\ screen, double-click the printer you want to install.
  6. When asked if you trust the printer, click "Install driver".
  7. When asked if you want to allow this program to make changes to your device, click "Yes". If you user account does not have administrator rights, you may also be asked to enter administrator credentials.

Mac OS X printing: See IS&T's instructions

For Students Who Have Used Up Their Printing Allocation for the Semester...

Students can purchase additional non-refundable printing in increments of $4.00 (Four U.S. Dollars) in person or online via Shopnet. See detailed instructions below:

  • In Person:
  • Online via ShopNet:
    • Go to the Shopnet website.
    • Fill in the required login information
    • Be sure to select "General Purpose Lab Printing" in the column at the right of the page.
    • Click on the "Continue" button.
    • Decide on the printing option you prefer and click on the "Add" button.
    • Click on the "Check-out" button.
    • Enter Credit Card Holder Information.
    • Enter Credit Cardholder Billing Information.
    • Enter Mailing Information.
    • Click Continue.
    • Be sure to print a receipt.
    • Take your receipt to one of the following locations to have your print quota increased:

Refunds for Failed Print Jobs:

Should a student experience a problem when printing in one of the computer labs and require a refund for the print charge, this refund can be requested by calling the IS&T Help Desk at 216-687-5050 or by sending an email to The student can also provide the IS&T lab monitor with their CSU Student ID number, identify in which lab the failed printing occurred, provide the IS&T lab monitor with the prints that printed incorrectly, the date and approximate time of the print failure, and how many failed pages are to be refunded.

Need Help?

When you're in the Library, please direct any questions concerning printers, photocopiers, or microform printers to the nearest service desk. While the equipment is intended to be self-serve, you may welcome a little help, especially the first time.

For more information, call the User Services Center at (216) 687-2479.