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Printing in the library: Printing Basics

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How to Print at the Library

How to Log onto a Library Computer

Frequently Asked Printing Questions

Colour Printing

Wireless Printing page

How to Print at the University of Manitoba Libraries

  • Log in to a library computer
  • Print from USB, Email, or H: Drive
  • Open document, click 'File', click 'Print'
  • Put money on your student card (black and white copies are $0.10/page)
  • Go to the printer station, insert your card
  • Enter the appropriate Print ID, select document(s) you want to print
  • Click 'Print Selected Jobs' and retrieve your paper from the tray!

How to Log onto a Libraries' Computer

To log onto one of the University of Manitoba Libraries' computers:

  • Students you need your University of Manitoba email address and password
  • Staff you need your UMnetID and password
  • All other library users please see here

If you've forgotten your password you can reset it through your signUM account. Click here.

If you are a current student or staff/faculty member at the U of M and do not have an UMnetID, you need to claim it through signUM. Click here.

Frequently asked Questions about Printing

  • Can I use the print card I bought from the Copy Centre in the library?

NO. The UMSU Digital Copy Centre on the Fort Garry campus uses a different type of print card. If you try to use one of their cards at the library it will get jammed in our print card readers.

  • What do I need to print from one of the libraries' computers?
    You will need your U of M ID card or a library print card and you will need to have money on it.

  • How much does it cost to print? 
    It costs $0.10/page for black & white, and $1.00/page for colour (where available).

  • Which printer do I send my document(s) to? 
    You should not need to change the printer settings if you are printing in black & white as libraries' computers are defaulted to go to the black & white printer. Some libraries offer colour printing and you may select it from the print settings. If you are you not sure which printer to choose or how to select colour printing, ask a library staff member to assist you

  • I forgot my student card, can I still print?
    Yes, just ask for a library print card from the library's circulation desk free of charge. Note: You will need to add money to this card before printing.

  • Where do I go to put money on my card to print? 
    You can put money on your U of M ID card or library print card at the value adding machine in each library. If you are not sure where the value adding machine is located, ask a library staff member to direct you to it.

  • Can I print from my laptop instead of the libraries' computers? 
    Yes, but you will need to first set up your laptop to recognize the libraries' printers. Go to the Wireless Printing tab of this guide for instructions on how to set up your laptop.

  • Are there refunds on print credits? 
    No. Print credits are non-refundable

  • I've saved a document onto my USB, can I print this off? 
    Yes, you will need to open the file you've saved on your USB on one of the libraries' computers and then send it to the printer.

  • Can I print off different sized pages other than the standard (8.5" by 11")? 
    In some of the libraries you can print off different sized pages such as legal size (8.5" by 14"). Please ask a library staff member if your library offers different size paper options for printing.

  • Can I print double-sided pages in the library?

Some libraries have printers that allow for double-sided printing. Please check with a staff member if double-sided printing is available at your location. Note: Double-sided printing costs as much as printing out two single-sided pages. This means that print costs are per page side, not per piece of paper.

Library Printer Information