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Printing, Scanning & Photocopying


KIC Self-Serve Scanner, first floor
Free KIC self-serve scanner, first floor

KIC self-serve scanners provide a free, easy way to scan high-res images of books, documents, photos, and more.

The library has three KIC scanners:

  • On the first floor to the right of the Library and Research Help Desk as you enter the Library, at the end of the cluster of quick look-up PCs.
  • On the first floor west, in the Library Learning Commons Lab near the LCLC lab.
  • On the third floor, just outside the Digital Design Studio

Scanner features:

  • Scan materials directly to an email address, USB drive, or Google Drive account, bypassing the need to use a conventional flatbed scanner or carry around paper copies.
  • Scan content face-up. No need to struggle with copying books and other materials face-down, which can be cumbersome and can also cause damage to the book spine.
  • The KIC is free to use! Print your scanned content from any networked campus computer using your PaperCut print balance.
photocopier next to the help desk
Photocopier, first floor


The library has three photocopy machines:

  • On the first floor, to the right of the Library and Research Help Desk as you enter the Library, at the end of the cluster of quick look-up PCs.
  • On the third floor outside of Archives
  • On the fourth floor east end, near the outdoor atrium.

Use of the photocopiers requires a CSU ID number and password to log in. The current cost for photocopying is 5¢ per copy, charged to the user's Papercut print balance.

Ask for assistance at the 1st floor Tech Help Desk in the Learning Commons Lab if you need help with the copiers or are a non-CSU visitor.


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

Print station in Reference area
Print station in Library Learning Commons Lab, 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 point.
  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 point.

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

Used Up Your Printing Allocation for the Semester?

Students can purchase additional non-refundable printing in increments of $4.00 online at SHOPNET by selecting “general purpose lab printing.” Take the receipt to the Mobile Campus Laptop Loan counter in room 128A of the Student Center to have your print purchase added to your balance. Detailed instructions are available from IS&T.

Need Help?

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

For more information, call the Library and Research Help Desk at (216) 687-2479.