Copy, Print, & Scan

The easiest way to pay for prints or copies is with a UCard. You can add funds with a credit card at > My UCard Account, or you can add cash at UCard machine at the Knowledge Commons desk. If you don't have a UCard, you can pay for prints with a credit or debit card at the Knowledge Commons desk.


You can print from any computer on Levels 1 and 2 of the Marriott Library or in the outer computer labs. Unprinted jobs are deleted after two hours. In the Knowledge Commons, you can also print on 11"x17" paper (tabloid paper).

  • Black & white: 8¢ per one-sided sheet, 14¢ per two-sided sheet.
  • Color: 25¢ per one-sided sheet, 40¢ per two-sided sheet.

Wireless Printing

You can print on the UConnect wireless network after following the instructions below. Once set up, simply go to File > Print in any application and select the desired printer. Your print job will show up under the username on your computer rather than your uNID. Note that the wireless printers have limited support for 11"x17" printing.

  1. Install the latest Pharos Popup and Notify Clients.
  2. Open System Preferences and click on the Printers & Scanners icon.
  3. Click the + button.
  4. Hold down the Control key on the keyboard and click anywhere on the toolbar. From the popup menu that appears, select Customize Toolbar...
  5. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.
  6. Click on the Advanced button in the toolbar.
  7. From the Type popup button, select Pharos Print Server.
  8. In the URL field, enter the URL for the desired Popup queue on a Pharos Print Server.
    • MLib Lv2 Knowledge Commons (B&W): popup://
    • MLib Lv2 Knowledge Commons (Color): popup://
    • MLib Lv1 Stacks (B&W): popup://
    • MLib Lv2 Stacks (B&W): popup://
    • MLib Lv3 Family Reading Room (B&W): popup://
    • Union Lab Downstairs (B&W): popup://
    • Union Lab Downstairs (Color): popup://
    • Benchmark Bldg. 820 (B&W): popup://
    • Benchmark Bldg. 820 (Color): popup://
    • Marriott Honors Community (B&W): popup://
  9. In the Name field, enter a name for the new printer queue. This is the name that will be shown to users on the computer.
  10. From the Use popup button, select "Generic PostScript Printer".
  11. Click Add.
  12. Check the box to indicate that this is a duplex printer (allows two-sided printing).

If you do not have the Tabloid (11"x17") paper option, some programs will allow you to print Tabloid with these steps:

  1. Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Printers & Scanners.
  2. Select the printer you are using and set the default paper size to Tabloid.
  3. When printing, this paper size will show up as "Other". You can also change the paper size to US Letter instead.

Connect to the UConnect wireless network to download and install the desired print queue below (in Google Chrome, right click and Save Link As):

To enable two-sided printing:

  1. Open devices and printers through the Control Panel.
  2. Right click the desired printer and choose Printer Properties.
  3. On the Device Settings tab, scroll down to Installable Options: Duplex Unit (for 2-Sided Printing). Change it from Not Installed to Installed. Click OK.
  4. When you print a document, configure it for two-sided printing. This setting may be found under preferences after going to File > Print, but it varies by application.

Poster Printing

Color poster printing on HP Designjet printers with matte or semigloss paper is available in the Knowledge Commons (Marriott Library Level 2). To print, save as a JPEG file set to your desired resolution and dimensions, with at least one side that is less than or equal to 41.6". A 0.2" margin will be added to each side of the image. To print, bring your file on a flash drive to the Knowledge Commons desk. Alternatively, you can submit your print online, and you will be notified by e-mail when it is ready to pick up, typically by the next weekday.

U student, staff, and faculty pricing: $0.02 per square inch
Other patron pricing: $0.04 per square inch

Departmental payment is available with a PCard (in person or at 801-581-4808) or a UShop Print & Carry PO. We are unable to charge a chartfield or account number directly.

Large group or class printing

Large group printing is available. Please have the group or class coordinator provide the following information in an email to

  • Name of department/group who will be covering for the cost of the printing (e.g. "Pathology 4310").
  • List of names who will be submitting their posters to print. 
  • Size/Dimension requirements (e.g. 36" x 48", or under 2000 square inch).
  • End date for group poster printing.

Saving Posters from Microsoft PowerPoint

Important! Do not save as a JPEG directly from PowerPoint, as the image quality will be poor.
  1. In PowerPoint, go to File > Save As. Select PDF for the file type.
  2. Open the PDF in Adobe Photoshop. Verify that the width and height are correct and click OK.
  3. Check for errors and check the image quality (zoom with View > Zoom In).
  4. Go to File > Save As. Select JPEG for the file type (not JPEG 2000; click "Save a Copy" if you don't see the JPEG option). Click Save and OK.

Copying & Scanning

Book scanners are available in the Level 1 lobby, Level 2 Knowledge Commons, and Level 3 southwest corner. There is a large format book scanner (23.4" x 33.1") located by the Level 2 stacks. From these stations, you can save to a file or print.

There are various scanners available in the Knowledge Commons, including flatbed scanners and feed scanners for stacks of loose paper, 35mm film and slides, and microfilm.