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NUPrint System: Printing

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

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 Macintosh. To ensure that your color document is printed in color, select a color printer before printing.

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.

  1. Swipe the broad magnetic stripe on your WildCard through the card reader on the side of the touchpad. When prompted to enter your PIN, tap in the PIN field, enter your PIN using the touchscreen keypad, and tap on "OK."
  2. Tap in the "Username" field, and use the touchscreen keyboard to enter your NetID. Tap on "OK" when you are done. Then tap in the "Password" field, and use the touchscreen keyboard to enter your password. Tap on "OK" when you are done.

At the top of the screen is 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 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:

  1. Swipe the broad magnetic stripe on your WildCard through the card reader on the side of the monitor. When prompted to enter your PIN, enter your PIN using the keyboard. Then click on the "OK" button.
  2. Enter your NetID in the "Username" field and your password in the "Password" field. Then click on the "OK" button.

In the center of the screen is 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 job, 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.

Contact

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
ic@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-7658
Mudd Library Servcie Desk
(847) 491-3361
NUIT Support Center
(847) 491-4357