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Photocopying, Scanning & Printing


New photocopier in Reference
Photocopier, first floor


  • On the 1st floor, one photocopy machine is located across from the restrooms near Reference.
  • On the 3rd floor, there is one photocopier outside the University Archives and one in Special Collections.
  • On the 4th floor, you will find one copier opposite the atrium, at the east side of the Library.

Paying for Your Photocopies

Current cost for photocopying is 10¢ per copy. All copiers will accept coins or bills. See the Library's rules for Providing Change. Refunds for failed copy jobs can be obtained at User Services.

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


On the 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 across from the restrooms. A third KIC scanner can be found on the third floor outside of the Digital Design Studio.

Scanner features:

  • The KIC scanner allows patrons to scan materials directly to their 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

In the Digital Design Studio (3rd floor):

The MMS Lab features 15 PCs with scanners, DVD-RW/CD-RW drives, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Master Suite which includes graphic, multimedia, and Web design software.

A KIC Self-Serve Scanner is available for use outside the Digital Design Studio. See above for a description.


In general, print jobs sent from Library computers are directed to different printers throughout the Library. Where you pick up your printed copies depends on which floor you are on and which computers you are using.

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

On the 1st floor, CSU students using the computers in the Reference area (including the ADA workstation) or the Quick Look-UP terminals near User Services may pick up their printed copies in the Reference area.

The printer in Reference is also the destination for print jobs sent from the Quick Look-UP terminals on the 2nd floor

Students printing from Library computers on either the 3rd or 4th floors need to go to the Digital Design Studio (3rd floor) to retrieve their copies.

Color printing will only be listed on library computers that have a color printer attached. There are two color printers; one in the Reference Center on the 1st floor and another in the Digital Design Studio on the 3rd 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. And 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.
    *See instructions for How to Manually Add a Papercut Printer on the CSUNET Domain if you are not automatically connected.
  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 is set to the black and white printer nearest to the computer (your prepaid printing account will be charged $.04 per page). For color printouts, click the drop-down printer "Name" menu and select the nearest printer with "color" in its name (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.

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:
    • Fill out a Cash Payment Form.
    • Take the completed form to the Cashier's Office in MC 115.
    • Take your receipt to one of the following locations to have your print quota increased:
      • Mobile Campus, UC Atrium
      • IS&T Call Center, RT1104
  • 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:
      • Mobile Campus, UC Atrium
      • IS&T Call Center, RT1104

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.

For Community Borrowers

Community borrowers may use the workstations reserved for their use in the Reference or Special Collections areas. They may pick up their copies, at 10 cents/copy, at the User Services Desk. Color printing is unavailable to Community Borrowers.

Instructions for Laptop Users

To print from your own laptop or a Mobile Campus laptop to any of the Library's public "Papercut" printers, you must first be connected to the "4csuuseonly" wireless network (see IS&T's instructions). Once you are connected to the "4csuuseonly" wireless network, you can connect to one of the Library's printers by following the instructions below.

  1. Click the Windows "Start" button in the lower left of the screen, type \\labprint64 in the Search/Run box, and hit Enter.
  2. If you are using your own personal laptop instead of a Mobile Campus loaner, you may be prompted for your CSUNET user name and password. Enter your CSU ID number in the format csunet\####### (e.g., "csunet\123567") in the User Name box, and your CampusNet password in the Password box. Check the "Remember my password" or "Remember my credentials" box if you want the laptop to remember your information in the future.
  3. A window will open showing the names of all the public printers available at CSU (the list of Library printers is below). Double-click on the printer you want to install.
  4. The printer may take a minute or two to install. When the printer is done installing, confirm that it installed correctly by opening the Windows Printer window (Windows "Start" button > Devices and Printers).

Below is a list of Library printers accessible from the 4csuuseonly wireless network (jobs sent to these printers are charged to your semesterly print allocation):

Library printers accessible from the 4csuuseonly wireless network
Printer Name Location Type
RT122A-5550 1st Floor Learning Commons B&W
RT122B-5550 1st Floor Learning Commons B&W
RT122-8860-Color 1st Floor Learning Commons Color
RT301-8860P-Gray 3rd Floor Digital Design Studio B&W
RT301-8860P-Color 3rd Floor Digital Design Studio Color


When in the Library, please direct any questions concerning the Cash Management Center, 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) 687-2657.