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
      • MSU B/W Printing
    • Color
      • Library Color Printing
  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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Make sure you are connected to the MSU Secure Network

  1. While connected to MSU-Secure Wi-Fi, click on the “Go” menu in the top menu then click on “Connect to Server…” in the list which appears
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       2. In the field, type the file loocation below and click connect smb://cicada.msu.montana.edu/Pharos_Package_Installers

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       3. Enter your NetID username and NetID password in the next screen when prompted.

arrow pointing to box drawn around macOS Black and White.dmg file

      4. The "Pharos_Package_Installers" folders will open automatically. Locate and run the macOS Black and White.dmg file to install the printer

printers and scanners setting showing the connected printer

      5. Allow a few minutes for the installation to complete, then you are ready to print to the "BlackandWhite" print queue!

 


Printing from a Laptop with Windows operating system

 

While connected to MSU-Secure Wi-Fi, open File Explorer and click on the field in the top of the window (it will be pre-filled with the name/path of whatever folder you have open.)

1. While connected to MSU-Secure Wi-Fi, open File Explorer and click on the field in the top of the window (it will be pre-filled with the name/path of whatever folder you have open.)


 

In the field, type \\cicada.msu.montana.edu

2. In the field, type \\cicada.msu.montana.edu

 

 


 

In the folder that opens, double-click the folder called Pharos_Package_Installers

3. In the folder that opens, double-click the folder called Pharos_Package_Installers

 

 

Within that folder, double-click the file named MSU Student Labs Printing_for_x64
 4. Within that folder, double-click the file named MSU Student Labs Printing_for_x64

 

Click “Run” on the pop-up window that appears.
5. Click “Run” on the pop-up window that appears.

 

The application will then install both the black and white and color Cicada printers: “MSU B/W Printing” and “Library Color Printing”
6. The application will then install both the black and white and color Cicada printers:

“MSU B/W Printing” and “Library Color Printing” 


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.