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NUPrint System: Printing Instructions

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

Printing from a Library Computer

  • Open the document you wish to print and select File > Print
  • Choose B&W (Black and White) or Color from the drop-down printer list.
  • Adjust your settings as needed and click "Print"
  • Follow the steps in the "release a print job" box.

Printing From Your Own Device with WebPrint

1. log on to the NUPrint WebPortal at

2. To submit a new print job, click on Webprint in the sidebar and click  "Submit a Job."

Select a printer from the options, choose "Libraries" for Mudd, University, and Deering libraries.

3. Choose a location for your printing.
Please note that if you select a printer on the Evanston campus, you cannot then print your document on the Chicago campus, and vice versa.

select a printer menu for double sided, single sided, black & white, and color
4. Click on the image for the style of print you need. Choose between double sided or single sided, black & white or color. Only 8.5"x11" paper is available.

5. Enter the number of copies of your document that you wish to print.

upload files menu

6. Upload your document(s). The number of copies and print options you selected in steps 4 and 5 will apply to all documents you upload. Click on the "upload from computer" button to choose your files, or drag files into the box.

7. When you have selected your document, click on the "Upload & Complete" button.

8. Release your job at a printer!

WebPrint 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: use your 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.

NUPrint Release Station

Print Release Stations are located next to printers that have coin boxes attached. Log in using your NetID and password.

  • Create your initial NUPrint account PIN (first use)
  • See a list of all jobs being held in print queues
  • Release prints waiting in a print queue to the attached printer
  • Use cash to pay for your current print job
  • Add cash to your NUPrint account
  • Check the balance on your NUPrint account

NUPrint Touchpad

NUPrint Touch Pads are connected to printers and copy machines in the library. Swipe your Wildcard and enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number) to login, or login by typing in your NetID and password to:

  • Activate your NUPrint account
  • See a list of all job being held in print queues
  • Release a specific print to the attached printer
  • Check your NUPrint balance


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