Print, Copy, Scan

Print

  • There are Print Release Stations on these floors: Lower LevelGround Floor2nd3rd, 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, 3rd, 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.
  • Black & white printing costs 20¢ per page and you can use your Tower card, VIP Gold Card, or cash to pay. Sorry, we don't have color printing at this time.

    Tower Card (SJSU ID) / VIP Gold Card

    • To buy a VIP Gold Card, or to add funds to your Gold Card or Tower Card, go to one of the Add Value Centers located on the Lower Level2nd Floor (near the Reference Desk), and 3rd Floor.
      Note: The Add Value Center will only take a $1 bill and will dispense a VIP Gold Card with $1 credit.
    • You can also add money to your Card at the On Fourth Café, located at the downtown entrance of the library.
    • San Jose State students can also add money to their Tower or VIP Gold Cards online at spartanshops.com/goldpoints.

    Cash

    • You may use cash to pay for your print at the Print Release Stations on the Ground Floor and 2nd Floor.
    • There is a Bill Breaker Machine that will break up to a $20 near the 2nd Floor Reference Desk.
    • There are change machines on the Lower Level and the Ground Floor that will break up to a $5 bill.
  • Wireless printing 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.

Copy

Scan

    • Scanners for public use are located in the Periodicals section of the Lower Level, near the 2nd Floor Reference desk, near the 3rd Floor help desk, and on 5th Floor. These scanners are used on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • You can save scanned documents to a USB flash drive using the computer that is connected to the scanner.
    • You can e-mail yourself a copy of your scanned document to a Gmail, Yahoo or Microsoft address.
    • You can also choose to save a scanned document directly to a Google Drive or Dropbox account.
    • Certain scanners on the Lower Level and 2nd and 5th Floors will allow you to send your scanned document to a Print Release Station.
    • You can also use a public-access computer or a Print-from-Disk station after saving a copy of the scanned document to a USB flash drive (see section on printing above).