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Robertson Library Printing Options
Printing in the Library: Quick Facts
Cost: 11 cents per page (double-sided costs 11 cents per side). Exception: if printing to a Xerox, 10 cents per page/side (see Xerox Printing below). Colour printing is 50 cents per page/side (see below for details).
Where to pay: UPEI students/staff, add money to your campus account. See "Campus Account" below. Visitors: add money to your UPEI card if you have one, or use coins. See Photocopier Printing below.
Location: Depends where you are. Special instructions for wireless (laptop) printing.
|I'm sitting at:||I print to:||I pay with:|
|a Dell on the main floor in the hallway||Learning Commons||
|a Dell in the Learning Commons||Learning Commons||
|a Mac anywhere on the main floor (Learning Commons, Collaboratory, Language Lab, lobby)||
|Campus account (but card/coins if you choose Xerox 2 or Xerox colour)|
|a Dell labeled DLI on the main floor||Xerox 2||Campus card or coins|
|a Dell labeled OPAC on the top floor||Xerox 5||Campus card or coins|
|a Dell on the top floor but not an OPAC and not in the lab||Learning Commons||Campus account (not card)|
|a Dell on the top floor in the lab||printer in the lab||Campus account (not card)|
|a laptop||See special instructions||Coins or campus card|
|USB stick, no computer (PDF file only)||See Xerox Printing below||Coins or campus card|
|Microfilm - 25 cents per page||Dedicated printer||Campus card only|
The laser printer in the Learning Commons is named by its queue, HP-RLOBBY-Laser.
Problems? See Troubleshooting Printing Problems or ask staff for assistance.
Campus Account (UPEI students/staff only)
Print to HP laser printers using the login-based print campus accounting system as used in the computer labs and elsewhere on campus.
NOTE: This is NOT the same as your balance on your UPEI card.
Use the kiosk in the lobby behind the stairs to add money to your account. Another kiosk is located in the PIT area across the Robertson Library breezeway.
Xerox Printing (anyone)
With a USB Flash/Thumb Drive:
The Xerox WorkCentres (aka "the copiers") allow users to print directly from a USB stick with no computer involved. The xerox copiers will read the following file formats from USB sticks: tif - pdf - jpg - jpeg - txt - prn - ps - pcl - and tfs
They will not read: Word, PowerPoint, or Excel native documents (doc/docx, xls/xlsx or ppt/pptx).
This method only works with solid state (flash) memory devices - portable external hard drives, even with USB cords, will not work because they will not get enough power through the USB port to function.
The Xerox takes coins or a UPEI card with money added to it. Printing to the Xerox costs 10 cents per copy using your UPEI card or coins.
To print to a Xerox using either the File - Print menu or Pantherprint (PDFs):
1. Be sure to name your file first! It will help you recognize which job is yours! Select print as you normally would.
2. Go to the appropriate photocopier (on the main floor, that's Xerox2 in the Learning Commons, on the top floor it's Xerox5).
3. Insert coins or campus card.
4. Press the Job Status button on the copier. The owner column usually has no useful information, so rely on the File name to identify your job. The Details button which is also located on the Job Status screen provides additional info like the time and date the print job was sent.
5. Press once on the display screen to select the appropriate print job then press the Release button.
Duplex (double-sided) Printing
Duplex printing: The Learning Commons HP laser printer supports double-sided ("duplex") printing. Per campus policy, double-sided printing is the default, although the user before you may have changed it, so always check. To change it just select the "everyday" option in your print dialogue box (click on Preferences or Properties next to the printer name). On the Macs, click on the little down arrow next to the printer name to find the checkbox to choose whether to print on both sides or not. See the yellow "stickie" on the Mac desktop for more information.
The Learning Commons also has a colour printer, available only for UPEI students to use, and only from the Macs and networked Dells. All print jobs sent to this printer will be charged the higher 50 cents per page rate, even if the print job itself has only black and white on it.
If you have a PDF, you can also choose to use Pantherprint to send your job to the Xerox Colour Workcentre, located behind the main staircase on the first floor.