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Faculty, Student, Staff Computing Services

Public Printing within the Penn Libraries

Laser printers are available for paid printing in all Penn Library public computer lab areas. Printing is debited from your PennCash account directly on a per job basis at the time of printing.

  • Black and white printing is $.07 per page for single-sided printing, and $.05 per page ($.10 per sheet) for double-sided printing.
  • Color printing is $.28 a page, and $.20 per page ($.40 per sheet) for double-sided printing.
  • Poster printing services are available in the Weigle Information Commons of the VanPelt Library and by appointment in the Biotech Commons. Posters printed for academic use are charged at $.02/per square inch. Posters printed for personal use are charged $.02/per square inch plus 8% sales tax.

These instructions assume you are using a library public computer or have successfully installed printing software on your personal laptop.

Steps from a Penn Libraries public computer:

  1. Select PRINT from the application (i.e. Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Word, etc.). This is usually accessible from the "File" menu or by typing "Ctrl"+P (Windows) or "Apple Key"+P (Mac) .
  2. In the print dialog box confirm the printer you want to use is selected (i.e. Library Black and White, Library Color) then make any necessary choices such as "Page number range," etc...
  3. Click OK, or "Print" as appropriate to send your job.
  4. In the Print Job Details dialog box that appears, type a username to help locate your job in the print queue, a password that will be used to release your job, and a name for the job itself.
  5. Click the Print button or hit the "Enter" key.
  6. Go to the release station to print your job.

Steps to release your print job:

  1. Swipe your PennCard or Penn Cash Card through the card reader.
  2. Locate the username you used when you sent the job (in step 4 above). Select the specific job by the Job name you entered earlier (in step 4 above).
  3. Click Print.
  4. You will be prompted to enter the password you chose when you sent the job (in step 4 above).
  5. The job will print.
  6. Logoff.