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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.

Scanning is free!

The Library does not charge for the use of the Bookscan scanners or the scanning features of the multifunction devices (MFDs).

If you are using an MFD as a scanner, you can email a scan or save it to a USB device. You will need to use your Wildcard or log in to access the scanning features of the MFD.

If you are using the BookScan scanner, you can email a scan or save it to a USB device or Google Docs.

Using the BookScan stations

To scan a document, begin by tapping the screen of the BookScan station.

Select the scanning device you wish to use. If you are scanning a bound document, select the flatbed scanner. If you are scanning loose sheets, select the scanner with the document feed. Then tap "Next."

Select one of the three destinations for your scanned document: a USB drive, Google Docs, or email. Then tap "Next."

Read the copyright and maximum file size notifications and tap on "Accept."

Select your preferred file format, color mode, and resolution. BookScan defaults to PDF, black & white, and standard resolution. To minimize the size of the scanned document, select "Photo Quality." Then tap "Next."

Read the instructions on the screen for scanning your document and tap "Next." Ten. Scan your document, and tap on "Send" when you are finished.

Follow the instructions on the screen to save or email your scanned document.

How to release photocopies using Northwestern Print

Before you begin photocopying, first log in at the device in one of these two ways.

  1. Tap your Wildcard on the card reader.
  2. Enter your NetID and Password using the touchpad.

Choose "Access Device Functions" to photocopy.


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