Where and how do I print from computers in King Library?

There are Print Release Stations on these floors: Lower LevelGround Floor2nd3rd, 4th, and 5th. You can print from any public-access computer, from a memory device, or from your laptop. 

From public-access computers

  • Log on to a public-access computer.
  • Open the document you want to print.
  • When you select Print, you will be asked to create a Name and Password so you can identify and access your print job at the Print Release Station. Note: Both Name and Password fields are case sensitive. Make sure you type the password correctly. For your security, staff cannot retrieve the password for your print job.
  • Your print job will now be sent to the Print Release Station
    • You will find Print Release Stations on these floors: Lower Level, Ground Floor, 2nd, 3rd4th, and 5th.
    • You can access your print job from any of these stations.
    • Print jobs are held in the network for about 2 hours.
  • Swipe your Tower Card or VIP Gold Card through the card reader. If you are using a Cash-Only Print Release Station (1st and 2nd floor), insert  up to $9.90 in cash or coins.  If you have a print job that will cost more than that, you will need to purchase a print card.
  • Select your print job from the queue (look for the name you entered for your print job).
  • The Print Release Station will tell you how many pages you are printing and how much it will cost.
  • Click the Print button and type the password you entered for your print job (case sensitive).
  • Your document will print at the printer next to the Print Release Station.
  • Be sure to log off, otherwise the patron after you will be able to use the money in your account.

From a disk or memory device

  • You may use a Print-from-Disk Station to quickly print documents from a USB flash drive or CD.
  • Insert your memory device to the station and open your document.
  • When you print your document, you will be asked to create a Name and Password so you can identify and access your print job at the Print Release Station. Note: Both Name and Password fields are case sensitive. Make sure you type the password correctly. For your security, staff cannot retrieve the password for your print job.
  • Your print job will now be sent to the Print Release Station
    • You will find Print Release Stations on these floors: Lower Level, Ground Floor, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
    • You can access your print job from any of these stations.
    • Print jobs are held in the network for about 2 hours.
  • Swipe your Tower Card or VIP Gold Card. If you are using a Cash-Only Print Release Station (1st and 2nd floor), insert  up to $9.90 in cash or coins.  If you have a print job that will cost more than that, you will need to purchase a print card.
  • Select your print job from the queue (look for the name you entered for your print job).
  • The Print Release Station will tell you how many pages you are printing and how much it will cost.
  • Click the Print button and type the password you entered for your print job (case sensitive).
  • Your document will print at the printer next to the Print Release Station.
  • Be sure to log off, otherwise the patron after you will be able to use the money in your account.

From a laptop

  • From Personal Laptops:
    • Install the Library Wireless Printer software on your laptop:
      Go to http://print.spartanshops.com and download and install the printer driver that will work with your computer (there are different versions for both PCs and Macs).
    • Send a print request as you normally would from whatever software you are using.
    • Choose “Library Queue” as the printer when you are offered a choice of printers.
    • Follow the instructions for printing from public-access computers (see above).
  • From SCS loaner laptops (not iPads):
    • Wireless printer drivers are already installed.
    • Send a print request as you normally would from whatever software you are using.
    • Choose “Library Queue” as the printer when you are offered a choice of printers.
    • Follow the instructions for printing from public-access computers (see above).
  • Alternatively, you can:
    • save a copy of your document to a USB flash drive.
    • Follow the instructions for printing from a disk or memory device (see above).

From an iPad, iPhone or iPod

  • The library does not currently have wireless printing capabilities for mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones,  iPods, or Android based devices.
  • Library patrons are encouraged to make use of cloud resources to access their material from wherever there is (wireless) Internet access.
  • Patrons may e-mail materials to themselves and print it later at other locations.
  • Patrons may want to consider using a web printing resource or service provider other than the library (for example, Google Cloud Print, etc.), which will allow you to print to any web-enabled printing device.