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Printing and Photocopying

If you are a student, you will be required to use your Smart Card to print or photocopy in the libraries or Student Computing Areas (SCAs).

Printing
When you print a document from a PC in the libraries or Student Computing Areas (SCAs), it does not print immediately. It is sent to the print queue where it waits until you release it.

    • Ready to print the job?
      If you do not have sufficient funds on your card, use “My Smart Card” on QOL or the cash upload machines to add funds. Go to the printer of choice. Insert your card into the card reader attached to the printer (you can use any printer in the building - this is known as ‘follow me’ printing). Follow the instructions displayed on the card reader. It will invite you to print or move to next queued job. You cna also hit Stop to cancel a job and move to next.
    • How long will the job stay in the print queue?
      3 hours.  If you do not release it within 3 hours it will be deleted from the queue.


For further information on releasing your print jobs check out the document Using your Smart Card for printing (pdf file - 1 page).

Photocopying
Insert your smart card into the card reader attached to the photocopier and follow the instructions displayed on the card reader. The document Using your Smart Card for photocopying (pdf file - 1 page) gives detailed instructions on photocopying using your Smart Card.

Note: When you print or photocopy, the system will by default deduct money from the Print and Photocopy Purse on your card. If there are insufficient funds in this purse but enough in a comination of this purse and your Personal Cash Purse then it will take the remaining amount from the Print and Photocopy Purse and the rest from the Personal Cash Purse.  The Adding Funds section provides further information on purses and how to add funds to your purses.

Note: You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to download pdf files.  This software can be downloaded from the Adobe website