Printing, Copying and Scanning

  • A PrintSmart account is required to copy, scan or print from any of the networked machines in the libraries.  A current, activated MAC ID is needed to set up your account.

  • Once a PrintSmart account has been created,  your transaction activity and account balance can be checked at anytime. (If you receive a message regarding a problem with the security certificate, you can continue and accept the certificate).

  • Value can be added online (using credit or debit) from any Internet-enabled computer. Dedicated PrintSmart Pay Stations are located in:
    • Mills Memorial Library  (1st floor) - 1 station near the Service Desk
    • Health Sciences Library (upper level) - 1 station across from Service Desk
    • NOTE: As of May 1, 2014, PrintSmart no longer supports cash payment (coins & bills). 
  • The current price list is posted on the PrintSmart website.
  • If you have any trouble using the service, please consult this FAQ, or ask at the nearest Service Desk. 
  • Copying microfilm and microfiche

Library Locations

Mills Library 1st Floor, outside of new Map Library location
- 11x17 (ledger-size)  and 8.5 x 11 (letter) paper available
1 printer/copier
1st Floor 3 printer/copiers
2nd Floor (Learning Commons) 3 printer/copiers
3rd Floor
- 11x17 (ledger-size) and 8.5 x 11 (letter)  paper  available
1 printer/copier
Innis Library West Wing 1 printer/copier
Thode Library 1st Floor 3 printer/copiers
2nd Floor 1 printer/copier

Health Sciences Library

Upper Level in the Reserve & Multimedia Room 1 printer/copier
Upper Level Learning Commons 2 printers (no copying)
Lower Level in room HSC 1B12 1 printer/copier

NOTE: Printing/coping on legal size (8.5" x 14") paper is not available in the library. See below for locations which can provide this service.

Non-Library Locations that use Printsmart Accounts

Centre for Continuing Education Downtown Centre 1 printer/copier
Commons Building 1st floor lobby 1 printer/copier
IAHS (Institute for Applied Health Sciences) 1st floor, library 2 printer/copiers
Mary Keyes Residence 1st floor lobby 1 printer/copier
Student Computer Labs (UTS) BSB, JHE & KTH at least 1 printer/copier per lab
Ron Joyce Centre 1st Floor, behind Concierge Desk 1 printer/copier


Specialty Copy Facilities on Campus

The following facilities are NOT part of the Printsmart payment system, and use various other payment options. These facilities provide large size copiers, colour transparencies, scanning and other services. Please contact or visit the facility for more information.

Building / Location
MSU Underground Media & Design
(formerly Design & Copy Centre)

McMaster University Student Centre / MUSC-B117 (Basement)

Note: can make copies on 8.5" x 14" (legal) here!

Media Production Services (MPS)

MPS Adminstration and  Design Group

  • Mills Memorial Library L/118 (1st floor)

Print Production

  • DeGroote School of Business (DSB) B111 (Basement)

3D Printing

  • Free three-dimensional printing available in the Lyons New Media Centre (LNMC), Mills Memorial Library (4th floor)
  • To learn more about this service, visit the Lyons 3D Printing pages. 

Last Reviewed: April 14, 2016