Printing from Library computers

 

  1.  On a library computer, log in with your NetID and password. 
    • Visitors: Follow the instructions on the computer monitor to log in using a  visitor account
  2.  Select "Print" in the program you are using
  3. Choose Printer:
    • Black and white
      • cicada\blackandwhite
    • Color
      • pss2\color
  4. Click "Print"
    To Pay for your Print Job with CatCard:

    1. Go to any nearby print station in the library
                       B&W: Six stations on the 1st floor &  one station on each of the other floors.
                       Color: Station is located on the North side of 1st floor.
    1. Swipe Cat Card.
    2. Select your document(s) from on-screen list .
            * If you logged in with your NetID, it will appear in the owner column.
    1. Click Print .
    2. Your document will print at the adjacent printer.
     To Pay for your Print Job with Cash:
      Credit & Debit cards accepted for amounts over $5.00. 
    1. Go to Cash Print station located at the Borrow Desk (front desk).
    2. Select your document from on-screen list
    3. Click Print.
    4. Staff will accept your payment and give you the document(s). 

 Printing from a Laptop with Mac operating system

 

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  1. Make sure you are connected to the MSU Secure Network
  2. Click on the Apple in the upper right corner of your desktop
  3. Select System Preferences
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       4. Click on Printers & Scanners

       5. Click the + button

       6. Click the IP tab

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       7. Enter or select the following information:

  • Address : cicada.msu.montana.edu
  • Protocol : Line Printer Daemon-LPD
  • Queue: blackandwhite
  • Name: montana.edu
  • Use Generic Postscript Printer
  • Add Printer using "Add" button
  • Select Duplex

 If you want to use the color printer:

  •  Address: pss2.lib.montana.edu
  • Queue: librarycolor  

 And begin your printing!

 


Printing from a Laptop with Windows operating system

 

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  1. Make sure you are connected to the MSU Secure Network

 

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2     2. Click on the Start Menu

       3. In the Search Box type “Run”

 

 


 

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      4. In the open box type one of the

              following:

              \\cicada\blackandwhite

                      -or-

             \\pss2\librarycolor

 

 

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       5. Enter MSU\ NetID username & password

                  Username: MSU\your net ID

                  Password: *******

 

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         6. Check the "Remember my credentials" box.

 

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      7. When a pop-up box appears you’re  FINISHED!

You may close the pop-up box, and the library printer will now show up in your print list.


Specialty Printing Services

About:

While not a professional print shop, as a courtesy, the library offers specialty and large format printing services to patrons, on a limited basis. We can print or scan items up to 36 inches wide and guarantee a 5-day turnaround time (but are sometimes faster!) If you need a faster turnaround, or the services of professionals whose business is printing, we have a list of local print shops we can refer you to.

Steps:

  1. Bring your PDF digital file on a USB drive (or original print if we are scanning an object) to the Service Desk.
  2. Work with a service desk attendant to fill out an order form for your job. 
  3. You will be contacted within 5 working days (Monday-Friday) when your job is ready for pickup. 
  4. Pick up and pay for your print job during open building hours. We accept cash, check, credit card, or departmental index number.

Policies:

  • Patron assumes all responsibility for copyright compliance.
  • PDF files are the only digital file type we accept
  • We print according to specifications you give us.
  • All large format print jobs are $2 per square foot. See complete price list below.
  • Scanning: We will scan up to five documents, free of charge. After five scans, the charge is $4 per scan.
  • 35mm film/slides scanning is available on request for academic purposes. We scan a maximum of three rolls. Setup fee is $10, regardless of job size; $10 per roll, up to three rolls.
  • We do not offer trimming services (cutting paper to smaller size).

Specialty Printing Pricing

 
 
Black & White    
Color  
Arch D 24” x 36” $12.00 ($2.00 / sq. ft.) $12.00 ($2.00 / sq. ft.)
Arch E 36” x 48” $24.00 ($2.00 / sq. ft.) $24.00 ($2.00 / sq. ft.)
Legal 11” x 14”     .10¢/ side $1.00 / side
Tabloid 11” x 17”     .15¢/ side $1.50 / side

Scans

Up to 36" wide

First five scans free, $4 per scan after five

First five scans free, $4 per scan after five

35mm film/slides scanning

Up to 3 rolls of film

All scans: $10 setup fee, plus $10 per roll

All scans: $10 setup fee, plus $10 per roll

*We accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa for transactions over $5.00.

 


Printing, Scanning & Copying Self-Service Options

CatCard Printing

Black & White printing: Students taking 7 or more credits receive $7.50 for black & white printing on the CatCards each semester. This balance cannot be used for color printing.

Color printing: The library has one color printer that accepts CatCard payments. The $7.50 for black & white printing does not work for color printing. CatCards must be loaded with additional funds. 

Cash Printing

The library has Black & White and Color cash printing stations available located at the Service Desk on the 1st floor. 

 

Printing Pricing

 
Black & White
Single Sided 
Black & White
Double sided      
Color  
Single & Double sided
CatCard .03¢/ side .05¢/ sheet .50¢/ side
Cash* .05¢/ side .10¢/ sheet .50¢/ side

*We accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa for transactions over $5.00. 


Scanning

The library has different types of scanners available for public use:

  • 2 KIC Scanners for easy scanning
  • 5 flatbed scanners for higher quality scans
  • 1 flatbed scanner with an automatic document feeder for large stacks of loose-leaf paper
  • 2 Microfilm readers & scanners (4th floor)

Scanning is free in the library, while printing costs still apply. 

Copying

The library has one black & white copy machine on the 1st of the library. Patrons can pay with cash or CatCards loaded with additional funds. 

Copies cost .10¢ per page. 

Locations of equipment 

At the Service Desk

  • 8.5" x 11" black & white printer and color printer
  • 8.5" x 14" and 11" x 17" black & white and color printer
  • 24" x 36" and 36" x 48" black & white and color map plotter/copier/scanner

1st Floor Library

  • 2 book scanning stations
  • Photocopier
  • 4 flatbed scanners
  • 6 black & white printers
  • 1 Color printers
  • 2 audiovisual stations with headphones compatible with DVD, VHS, CD, and cassette

On other floors

  • 2 microform readers, with printing and scanning capabilities on 4th floor
  • Scanner/reader for the visually impaired on 4th floor
  • 2 flatbed scanners on 4th floor
  • Black & white printers on each floor

 For other printing services on campus, visit Blank Canvas Creative.