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Northwestern Print

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

Printing from a Library Computer

  • Open the document you wish to print and select File > Print
  • Choose one of the following options:
    • For Black & White: StudentPay-BW-Duplex on
    • For Color: StudentPay-Color-Duplex on
  • These queues default to duplex printing, but they can be changed to single-sided if needed. 
  • Adjust your settings as needed and click "Print"
  • Follow the steps in the "release a print job" box.

Printing from your own device with Mobility Print

Skip the uploading step! Mobility print allows you to print directly from your personal laptop or mobile device. The links below will show you how to set up Mobility Print for your device. After you have printed, follow the usual steps to release your print job

Printing From Your Own Device with Web Print

  1. Log on to Northwestern Print at
  2. To submit a new print job, click on Web Print in the sidebar and click  "Submit a Job."
  3. Click on the printer for the style of print you need. Choose between double sided or single sided, black & white or color. 

list of printer queues: StudentPay-BW-Duplex, StudentPay-BW-Simplex, StudentPay-Color-Duplex, StudentPay-Color-Simplex

  1. Enter the number of copies of your document that you wish to print.
  1. Upload your document(s). The number of copies and print options you selected in steps 3 and 4 will apply to all documents you upload. Click on the "upload from computer" button to choose your files, or drag files into the box.

upload files menu

  1. When you have selected your document, click on the "Upload & Complete" button.
  2. Release your job at a printer!

Web Print Accepted File Types

Microsoft Office Excel
xlam, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx
Microsoft Office PowerPoint
pot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx
Microsoft Office Word or Text Editors
doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf, txt
Picture Files
bmp, dib, gif, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff

Release a Print Job

Print Release Station

Print Release Stations are attached to the printers. Tap your Wildcard or log in using your NetID and password.

  • See a list of all jobs being held in print queues
  • Release prints waiting in a print queue to the attached printer
  • Check the balance on your Northwestern Print account

Mobile Device

Some printers in the Libraries have QR codes that allow you to release print jobs from your smartphone or device.

  1. With your mobile device, scan the QR code next to the printer.
  2. Log-in to the Mobile Release page on your device using your NetID and Password.
  3. Select the print job(s) you would like to release at this printer location.
  4. Pick up your print jobs from the printer.


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

University (Main) Library

Information Commons
(847) 491-7658

Mudd Library

Mudd Library Servcie Desk
(847) 491-3361

Wi-fi, NetID, password help

NUIT Support Center
(847) 491-4357