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A short guide to printing in the library; topics covered include: print cards, cougar cash, printing, releasing jobs, and printing from the wireless network.
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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General Printing Information

Steps for printing from Library computers:

    • When printing from any of the library's public workstations, a box will pop up asking your to give a name to your print job.  
    • Library printers default to double-sided printing. If you would like to print single sided, you may do this in the properties menu or ask for assistance at the reference desk.
    • After naming your job and clicking "OK," the job will be sent to the printer queue and a pop up window will display the number of pages and the job's cost. 
    • Next, walk over to one of the library's three print release stations. Two of these are located next to the circulation desk, and the third is in the photocopy room.
    • Swipe your print card or Cougar Cash card in the slot and this will bring up a list of the jobs in the print queue.
    • Choose your job from the list, verify the cost, and click print to release your job. Your document will appear on the printer next to the release station.

Printing and making photocopies in the WSU Vancouver library require the use of our pay-for-print system. We charge five cents a side for printing and photocopying in order to recover materials cost and equipment maintenance. 

Please feel free to ask at the reference desk, call 360-546-9686, email, or use the chat widgit on the library's home page to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Color Printing

  • To print in color, change the printer selection to "Lib102ColorQueue on VANPHAROS" in the print dialogue box on any library or lab computer.
  • This will send your print job to the color printer in the library computer lab (VLIB 102).
  • Follow the instructions above to name your print job and to pay for printing. Note that color printing costs 40 cents per side.

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Thank you to ASWSUV Student Government

The Library and Computer Labs are very grateful to the Associated Students of WSU Vancouver (ASWSUV) for their generous support. ASWSUV donations cover a significant fraction of the cost of printing, allowing us to keep the costs we pass on to students very low. The pay-for-print system in the library and the computer labs is able to charge much less than the cost to maintain the printers and pay for paper and toner thanks to this generous subsidy.

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