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,