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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  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 :
  • Protocol : Line Printer Daemon-LPD
  • Queue: blackandwhite
  • Name:
  • Use Generic Postscript Printer
  • Add Printer using "Add" button
  • Select Duplex

 If you want to use the color printer:

  •  Address:
  • 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







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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


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.


  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.


  • 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.
  • We do not offer trimming services (cutting paper to smaller size).

Specialty Printing Pricing

Black & White    
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


Up to 36" wide

First five scans free, $4 per scan after five

First five scans free, $4 per scan after five

*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      
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. 


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. 


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.