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NUPrint System: For Guests

This guide includes information on printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing in Northwestern University Libraries using the NUPrint system.

Print Release Stations

Guests who do not have NU Wildcards must pay for their printing using cash.  Printers with cash boxes are available in the following locations:

  • Main Library
    • Periodicals Room (1st floor) - B&W
    • Information Commons (1st Floor) - Plotter
    • Africana Library (5th floor East) - B&W
    • Transportation Library (5th floor North) - B&W
  • Deering Library
    • Art Collection (3rd floor) - B&W
    • Government Publications (1st floor) - B&W, Color
  • Mudd Library - B&W
  • Schaffner Library (Chicago Campus) - B&W


Scanning is always free!

Main Library

  • 1South
  • Periodicals
  • Lower Level Library Labs (B182-B183)
  • Core (2 North)
  • Near elevators on levels 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Africana (5 East)
  • Transportation (5 North)

Deering Library

  • Gov. Info. (level 1)
  • Music Library (level 2)
  • Art Collection (level 3)
  • Special Collections (level 3)

Mudd Library


Schaffner Library (Chicago campus)

What if I have an old card and need to transfer the funds?

We no longer have the ability to read old cards, so we we are no longer able to give refunds for value in the old system, starting on February 1st, 2013.


The library does not give refunds for an unused balance at the end of the day or reprint jobs for user errors.

For printer errors, guests can re-send print jobs, and staff members can re-print them at certain service points (Reference, Information Commons) for free.


All of the copy machines in the Library are equipped with cash boxes. You may insert coins (nickles, dimes, or quarters) directly into the cash box to pay for your print.

Main Library - all B&W

  • 1South
  • Periodicals
  • Core (2 North)
  • 2nd floor hallway
  • Africana (5 East)
  • Transportation (5 North)

Deering Library B&W and Color

  • Government Information (level 1) - B&W
  • University Archives (level 1) - B&W
  • Music Library (level 2) - B&W
  • Art Collection (level 3) - B&W and Color
  • Special Collections (level 3) - B&W

Mudd Library - all B&W

Schaffner Library (Chicago campus) - all B&W


If you have more questions about printing documents, or are having problems printing a document, please contact the following:

University (Main) Library Mudd Library Wi-fi, NetID, password help
Information Commons
(847) 491-7658
Mudd Library Servcie Desk
(847) 491-3361
NUIT Support Center
(847) 491-4357