How do I print from a computer in the library?

There are multiple ways you can print from library computers. All print jobs will need to be uploaded and/or released from Los Rios PaperCut website. 
Below are step by step directions for the most common way to print from library computers: 

  1. Log in to an available computer in the library computer lab with your student ID (w#) and Los Rios password.
  2. Open the document, file, etc. you would like to print in the appropriate program; for example, Microsoft Word, Adobe, etc. 
    1. Note, is it not recommended to print from a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, etc. for websites, Canvas, etc. as print quality/area cannot be guaranteed/previewed. Please download the document/files you need to print FIRST and then print from the appropriate program. 
  3. Select File > Print from program
  4. Library computer programs default to the library Black and White printers labeled “Library_Printers on arc…” 
    1. If you would like to print in color choose “Library_Printer_Color-PC on arc…” 
  5. Double check that all other print settings are correct for your needs. 
  6. Click Print
  7. Double click the Los Rios PaperCut website shortcut from the library computer desktop 
  8. You will need to log in to PaperCut with your student ID (w#) and Los Rios password.
  9. In the menu on the left click on “Jobs Pending Release” 
  10. From that screen you will see a list of jobs you have sent to be printed including information on:
    1. the submit time 
    2. which printer(s) you sent to (Library Printers = Black and White. Library Printers_Color = color printer) 
    3. document type and partial title
    4. number of pages
    5. cost 
  11. Click [print] in the “ACTION” column on the far right to release individual prints to the printers in the library OR click the green “Release All” button. 
    1. If printing in Black and White you will need to pick one of the three printers in the library - all are in the same location and it does not matter which one you choose.  
    2. Once you click on the printer name your print will be released. 
  12. Your prints will be available at the printers near the Circulation desk in the library. 


Make sure you don’t accidentally take someone else’s prints!

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2022     Views: 13

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