The Northwestern Libraries have implemented a new printing system for the benefit of our users. The system is known as PaperCut from our vendor TBS, but we are calling it "NUPrint." The old card readers have been removed due to their advanced age and frequent malfunctions. "NUPrint" will allow much more freedom for students and other users in adding funds and releasing print jobs.
Access your NUPrint web account here: https://nuprint.northwestern.edu
To get started as a Northwestern user of NUPrint, you will first need to set up your account. You can do this in one of two ways:
This method assumes you have already added funds to your account.
If you are printing or photocopying as a Guest User, please consult the 'Pay with Cash' section.
The WebPortal is how a user will access their web account to add funds, upload documents from a non-library computer, and track their printing history. Once a user has uploaded funds, and has sent a print job to be released, they may go to any NUPrint touchscreen and swipe their WildCARD, which identifies them based on the student or staff ID number found on the card. Assuming they have an account in the new system with funds associated with it, their print jobs are then displayed on the touchscreen. Their balance is also displayed. The user can then select which jobs they want to release.
NU Print Touchpad (Reference Room, LRC, and Level 2)
NU Print Touchpads are connected to printers and copy machines in the library. Swipe your WildCARD and enter your PIN number to login, or log in by typing in your NetID and password to:
NU Print Web Portal
Point your Internet browser to https://nuprint.northwestern.edu. Use your NetID* and password to log in to the NUPrint Web Portal to:
*Guest NetIDs, issued at the Galter Library Circulation Desk, will not work with NUPrint. Guest users must log in at the LRC print station with their guest NetID and pay with cash.
NU Print Release Station (LRC)
One NU Print Release Station is located next to the printer in the LRC (with a coin box attached). You may log in to the NUPrint Release Station using your NetID and password to:
A 4 digit PIN number must be set when you first create your NUPrint account. It is used to confirm your identity when logging into your NUPrint account from a NUPrint Touchpad or NUPrint Release Station. You may change your PIN number by logging into the NUPrint Web Portal.
Why do I need a PIN number?
The 4 digit PIN number provides an extra layer of security on your NUPrint account when you swipe your WildCARD at a printer or copy machine. If your WildCARD is ever lost or stolen, it cannot be used to make prints without entering the correct PIN number. The PIN number combined with a swipe of your WildCARD provides an express method for charging prints to your NUPrint account and is usually much faster than typing in your NetID and password to pay for your prints.
Users who do not have NU WildCARDs must pay for their printing using cash. The printer in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) will be equipped with a cash box to faciliate users without WildCARDs. Users will log in with the temporary NetID they have been assigned at the front desk and pull up their print jobs that way.
Funds remaining on the Cashstripe on your NU WildCARD can be transferred into your NUPrint account at the Galter Library Circulation (front) desk. You must transfer all funds by January 31, 2013 or you will lose them. No refunds will be issued, the only option is to transfer remaining balances to your NUPrint account.
Faculty Copy Cards
Faculty copy cards purchased from the library circulation desk will not be transferred into a new account. Instead the money remaining on these cards can be transferred back to the original chart string for the faculty member. This service is being done by the WildCARD office.
Old Vending Machine Cards
No refunds will be available for cards purchased from the old cash-to-card vending machines.
Print your document from anywhere at any printer
NUPrint allows you to send a print job from anywhere: a library workstation, your laptop, or your home computer. And because print jobs are no longer tied to a particular printer, NUPrint also allows you to release your print job at any printer (on the same campus). If a printer is broken, just go to another printer.
Guests paying with cash will not get change dispensed if the total of their print job is not in a 5 cent increment. The cash box is unable to dispense pennies, so the system will always round up to the next 5 cents. Guests can apply the remaining funds to their temporary NUPrint account or forfeit the change.
Submitting a document for printing from a library workstation
NUPrint can print any Microsoft Office document or PDF. If you wish to print a document in another format, such as an HTML or plain-text document, please convert it to an Office document or PDF first.
If you are printing an Office document, use the "Print Preview" option under the "File" tab to ensure that you print only the pages you desire.
Follow the normal procedure for printing from a PC or Mac. To ensure that your color document is printed in color, select a color printer before printing.
Remotely submitting a document for printing
To print a Microsoft Office document or PDF from your laptop or home computer, log on to the NUPrint WebPortal at https://nuprint.northwestern.edu. Click on "Web Print" in the left-hand column. On the Web Print screen, you will see a list of the print jobs you have already submitted, if there are any. Each entry in the list contains the date and time you submitted the print job, the printer at which the job will print, the name of the document, the number of pages in the document, the cost of printing the document, and the current status of the print job.
To submit a new print job, click on the "Select a Job" link and follow these steps:
When you are finished submitting print jobs, log out of the NUPrint WebPortal by clicking on "Log Out" in the left-hand column.
Printing using a Touchpad printer
To release a print job from a printer connected to a touchpad, first log in at the touchpad in one of these two ways.
When you have successfully logged in, you will see a screen with your name and NetID. Below that is a list of your waiting print jobs. Each entry in the list contains the date the print job was submitted, the name of the document, the class of printer to which the print job was sent, and the cost of printing the document.
To print all your print jobs at once, tap on the "Print All" button.
To learn more about a print job, tap on the print job in the list and then tap on the "Job Details" button. Tap on the "Back" button to return to the list of print jobs.
To release a print job, tap on the entry in the list and then tap on the "Print Job" button.
To delete a print job from the list, tap on the entry in the list and then tap on the "Cancel Job" button.
When you are finished, log out of the touchpad by tapping on the "Log Out" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Printing using a NUPRint Release Station printer
To release a print job from a printer connected to a Release Station, first log in at the Release Station in one of these two ways:
When you have successfully logged in, you will see this screen with a list of your waiting print jobs. Each entry in the list contains the date the print job was submitted, the NetID of the person who submitted the print job, the class of printer to which the print job was sent, the name of the document, the number of pages in the document, and the cost of printing the document. Above the list of print jobs is your NetID, the amount of money in your online account, and the amount of money you have put in the coin box attached to the Release Station. If you have put more money in the coin box, click on the "Refresh" button to update the display
To release a print job from the list, click on the "Print" button for the print job.
To delete a print job from the list, click on the "Cancel" button for the print job, and click on the "Yes" button when prompted.
To delete all print jobs, click on the "Cancel All" button in the lower right hand corner of the screen, and click on the "Yes" button when prompted.
When you are finished, click on the "Done" button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
The use of photocopiers at the Galter Library has fallen steadily over the past five years, while the use of scanners has increased. The library's photocopiers have been removed and replaced a BookScan station. BookScan scanners are easy-to-use, self-service flatbed book scanners that can scan and convert books and documents into PDFs, searchable PDFs, and Microsoft Office documents.
Best of all, scanning is free!
Galter Library will not be charging for the use of the BookScan station. With the BookScan scanner, you can email a scan or save it to a USB device or Google Docs.
How to use the BookScan station