Printing and Copying

  • A Printsmart account is required to print or copy from any of the networked printer/copiers 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 or at Printsmart Pay Stations located in the libraries:
    • Mills Memorial Library  (1st floor) - 1 station near the Service Desk
    • Mills Memorial Library (2nd floor) - 1 station in the Mills Learning Commons area (near the washrooms & vending machines)
    • Innis Library  (supports online payment only) - 1 station in the West wing near the public computers
    • H.G. Thode Library of Science & Engineering (supports online payment only) - 1 station near the Service Desk
    • Health Sciences Library (upper level) - 1 station across from Service Desk

Printsmart Pay Stations that support cash payment (all of the above locations except Innis & Thode), do not provide change; however funds can be added using loonies, toonies, $5, $10 and $20 bills, up to a value of $20.

  • The current price list is posted on the Printsmart website.
     
  • To print from your own laptop, you must download the Printsmart software.  Once the software is configured on your laptop, you can send a print job from anywhere and print it on one of the library printer/copiers.
  • If you have any trouble using the service, please consult the new User Guides located beside each printer/copier, check the Printer/Copier FAQ, or ask at the nearest service desk.

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
2 printer/copiers
Innis Library West Wing 2 printer/copiers
Thode Library 1st Floor 4 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 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 Building 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.

Facility
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)

Last Reviewed: February 20, 2014