Dear Husky: How do I print?

Dear Husky,

I’m a second-year history student, and my professor just told me I have to print out my essay and hand in a physical copy in class this semester. Eek! I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it but I’ve never printed anything at SMU before! I tried to figure it out on my own but I’m super confused. Can you show me how?



Hi Stuck, Husky Here!

There’s absolutely no need to be embarrassed. Printing off of the university printers can be confusing! You’re not the only one to struggle.

Printing at SMU is not at all like printing on a home computer. Here, we’ve got all sorts of computers printing to a whole network of printers! So when you print at the library,  it gets added to a queue- that means a sort of digital “lineup”.

To print from a library computer, you’ll need to log in using your S-number, SMU email, and password.

Once you’ve logged in to a computer, find the document you want to print. The easiest way to do that is to email it to yourself, or to save it in your Microsoft OneDrive.

To print at the library, it costs ten cents a page. We have a system called PaperCut where you can add funds that are just for printing.  When you log in to a computer, it will show up automatically, displaying the amount of funds you have on your account. You can add funds using a debit or credit card.

This will show up when you log in! Make sure you have money in your account.

Once you’ve made sure you have money in your account, head to your document and hit the “Print” icon.

It will show you a list of printer options that look like this.

Select STUDENT-BW on SMU-LabPrint, hit “print”, then head to the printers!

The printers look like this.

Enter your Snumber on the black keypad, then hit enter! The printer will release your document.

You did it! Congratulations.

Hope this helped! If you have any more questions about printing, don’t hesitate to reach out to library staff.

Your loyal guide dog,


The Library is open Extended Hours!

Need some extra study time? We’ve got you covered! The Library is open extended hours from now until exams.

April 1-10 – End of term

Mon-Fri: 8am-11pm

Sat: 10am-11pm

Sun:  12pm-11pm

Open regular hours Good Friday and Easter Monday

April 11-21 – Exam Period

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Sat: 8am-11pm

Sun: 10am-11pm

April 22-May 7 – Intersession

Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm

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Welcome to your Patrick Power Library

Hey there, new and returning SMUdents! The start of Fall Semester is almost here and we want to welcome you to Saint Mary’s University and your Patrick Power Library! We’ve lined up some events throughout Welcome Weeks and September to invite you to learn more about the library and how library services will support your academic career — keep reading to learn more. We hope to see you there!

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Help prepare students for university level research with library instruction

The Patrick Power Library is here to assist instructors and help Saint Mary’s University students develop information literacy skills such as the ability to seek, retrieve, evaluate and use information sources. Library instruction opportunities include Academic Integrity Foundations, ResearchBase, and information literacy classes customized for individual courses and assignments.

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Brief disruption to Library services May 9-17

As part of the Novanet Consortium of libraries, the SMU Library is updating its online catalogue. While we prepare for the updates to go live, there will be a brief disruption in library services from May 9-17. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we upgrade the Library’s catalogue.

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Winter 2022 exam hours and activities

Happy last day of Winter Term 2022, SMUdents! As you take on exams, we’re here for you. From free study snacks and massages to assignment help services, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading for information about activities, hours and services during exams.

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Borrow this year’s Canada Reads contenders from the SMU Library

The ultimate Canadian book battle is taking place from March 28 to 31. During the Canada Reads competition, five celebrity champions defend a book of their choice written by a Canadian. Each day the champions debate and vote to eliminate one title until a winner is declared the book that all Canadians should read.

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Poetics of the Archive, Part 1: “Lost to time”

The Saint Mary’s University Archives recently welcomed students in ENGL/ACST 3307: The Poetics of the Archive to examine records in our collection. This course asks students to respond creatively and critically to archival materials, and we are excited to share excerpts from an assignment in which records in the SMU Archives were the objects of study. This is the first in a collection of 4 excerpts from student assignments, collected by Teaching Assistant Claire Yurkovich, an MA student in the Women and Gender Studies program.

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Learn about the history of divorce and married women’s rights with Dr Tim Stretton

You’re invited to hear the stories of women from the 16th-18th centuries who found themselves in broken marriages, and challenged a legal system that viewed them as subordinate to men and denied the option of divorce.

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