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Use the printers

The default printing settings are black and white, double-sided, no staple. You can change these by using the Properties or Preferences button in the print window.

If you print with the Windows print driver, you cannot change print options in MyPrintCenter or at the printers. Be sure to set print options (color/B&W, single/double sided, etc) in the print window.

  1. Log into the wireless network to use wireless printing.
  2. Install the Newman Public Printing printer driver [ Windows printer driver ( | 2MB) ; Mac/Linux users should use MyPrintCenter ] by downloading and unzipping the installation package and running the installer.
  3. Open your document.
  4.     Print dialog box
    Use the print command (usually File menu: Print). Select the Newman Public Printing printer from the popup list of printers. Select any printing options (size, color, page range, duplexing) using the Properties button.
  5.     Enter 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number
    A prompt box will appear. Enter your 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number (no hyphens).
  6. Go to any photocopier/printer (on either the second or fourth floors behind the main elevators or in the branch libraries).
  7.     card swipe
    Swipe your Hokie Passport (stripe up).
  8.     account screen
    An account screen showing your current balance will appear. You must have Hokie Passport value on your card in the "Flex" account. Funds can be added to your account using the cash-to-card machines on the 2nd or 4th floors. Push OK.
  9.     print/copy control screen
    A screen appears offering Print, Copy, or Account options. It also lists items in your print queue.
  10. Select the items from your queue you wish to print. Once you choose your print jobs, your account will be debited and your items printed.
  11.     Log out button
    Once you have completed using the photocopier/printer, be sure to log out using the button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

(These directions are for letter, legal, and tabloid sized prints. For over-sized/poster prints, see our plotter page.)

If you print with the Windows print driver, you cannot change print options in MyPrintCenter or at the printers. Be sure to set print options (color/B&W, single/double sided, etc) in the print window.

  1. Open your document using any of our installed software packages.
  2.     Print dialog box
    Use the print command (usually File menu: Print). Select any printing options (size, color, page range, duplexing)  using the Properties button.
  3.     Enter 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number
    A prompt box will appear. Enter your 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number (no hyphens).
  4. Go to any photocopier/printer (on either the second or fourth floors behind the main elevators or in the branch libraries).
  5.     card swipe
    Swipe your Hokie Passport (stripe up).
  6.     account screen
    An account screen showing your current balance will appear. You must have Hokie Passport value on your card in the "Flex" account. Funds can be added to your account using the cash-to-card machines on the 2nd or 4th floors. Push OK.
  7.     print/copy control screen
    A screen appears offering Print, Copy, or Account options. It also lists items in your print queue.
  8. Select the items from your queue you wish to print. Once you choose your print jobs, your account will be debited and your items printed.
  9.     Log out button
    Once you have completed using the photocopier/printer, be sure to log out using the button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

You can now print from a mobile device like a phone or tablet where you cannot install a traditional printer driver. From this device, just visit MyPrintCenter , and upload the document you wish to print.

MyPrintCenter

MyPrintCenter allows you to:

    MyPrintCenter

Any device that allows you to attach a document to an email message will work with this method. Attach your document and email to

Supported formats are

  • PDF
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Visio
  • image files like JPG and GIF
  • text files like TXT, CSV, and RTF


Photocopying, printing, scanning, and faxing services are available all hours Newman Library is open. Units are available on all floors of Newman Library, plus in the Art + Arch and Vet Med library branches.

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Price list

Black and white printing and copying

  • Letter (8 1/2x11) 13¢/page, 24¢/double-sided
  • Legal (8 1/2x14) 13¢/page, 24¢/double-sided
  • Tabloid (11x17) 25¢/page, 46¢/double-sided

Color printing and copying

  • Letter (8 1/2x11) 75¢/page, $1.50/double-sided
  • Legal (8 1/2x14) 75¢/page, $1.50/double-sided
  • Tabloid (11x17) $1/page, $2/double sided

Poster plotter printing

3¢/sq. inch with 24" and 36" wide paper available (print out up to 72" in length). 

Scanning

  • Any size 5¢/page

Copy/print cards

  • If you don't have a Hokie Passport, you can purchase a copy/print card for $1.50

Faxes

  • Local, toll free, or domestic (U.S. or Canada): $1.25/page
  • International toll: TBD