Michael Schwartz Library
Photocopying & Printing
Photocopier, first floor
- On the 1st floor, two photocopy machines are located across from the restrooms near Reference.
- On the 3rd floor, there are two photocopiers outside the Multimedia Center and one in Special Collections.
- On the 4th floor, you will find two copiers opposite the atrium, at the east side of the Library.
Paying for Your Photocopies
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, 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 Multimedia Services (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 Multimedia Center 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
To get your allocation credited in the event of a failed print job, call the Help Desk at ext. 5050, or call Dan Mortimer, General Purpose Lab Manager at x5049. You will need to provide your student ID number, the date and approximate time of the print job, and the lab you were printing in. They will be able to match up the print job with the system that maintains all of the print balances, and refund whatever was charged for the job that failed.
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) 687-2478.