Printing & Computers

You do not need to make a reservation in open libraries to use a printer. A reservation is needed to use a desktop computer in open libraries. Use the Spaces section of the website to find reservable desktop computers. 

 

Printing is available for IU Bloomington students and faculty through their IU accounts. More information is available via the Knowledge Base (KB) articles, About Printing at IUB.

Find a Printer - Fall 2020

There is one walk-up printer in the lobby of Wells Library next to the doors to the West Tower (Learning Commons). 

All other printers in the West and East Tower can only be used if you have reserved a desktop computer and can printer from a computer directly to that printer (see directions below). 

There are three printers located inside the Business/SPEA Library, and two printers directly outside. There are also two stand up computer workstations that may be used to access a document and then print. All these are walk up printers and do not require a reservation.

There is one printer inside the main library area. It can be used as a walk-up printer and it is also connected to reservable desktop computers

There are three printers (two black/white and one color). They are not walk up printers but can be used by reserving a Education Library desktop computer

How to Print 

My Print Center (recommended)

Mobile
  1. Your document should be saved to the cloud storage of your choice (IU Box, Google Drive). The mobile app for your preferred cloud storage should be installed on your mobile device in order to access your file.
  2. Navigate to My Print Center and sign in with your IU credentials.
  3. Select Upload and then Browse. Upon selecting browse, you will be prompted with a list of file locations. Select the cloud service you have saved your document to and browse for your file. Once you have selected your file, it will upload into My Print Center. To print in color, select Color in the Print Options section.
  4. After uploading your document to My Print Center, you may swipe your IU student ID card to the nearest printer and select and print the document from the machine. Alternatively, at the bottom, you can search for the alphanumeric ID for your nearest printer and select print. This will send your job to the printer and it will automatically start printing.
Laptop
  1. Navigate to My Print Center in your browser (Google Chrome suggested). Sign in using your IU credentials.
  2. In the upper left quadrant of the webpage, select Upload. Browse for and select the file you would like to print. Allow the file to upload to My Print Center. To print in color, select Color in the Print Options section.
  3. After uploading your document to My Print Center, you may swipe your IU student ID card to the nearest printer and select and print the document from the machine. Alternatively, at the bottom, you can search for the alphanumeric ID for your nearest printer and select print. This will send your job to the printer and it will automatically start printing.

Bring Your Own Device

  1. Download the BYOD Package Installer for Windows or BYOD Package Installer for Mac. Open the installer and follow the instructions in the window.
  2. While on the IU network, open your document and select print. Select IU-Print-BW to print in black and white or IU-Print-Color for color.
  3. Once you click print, you will be prompted to enter your IU username.
  4. After you enter your username, swipe your IU student ID card at one of the printers. At the machine, you must select the documents you want to print and select print.

Print from a Desktop Computer at the Libraries

Find a desktop computer to reserve. 

  1.  Sign in to a desktop computer with your IU credentials. 
  2. Once you have a document ready to print, select print in your chosen document editor. This will prompt you with the closest pre-installed printer. Select print and your job will automatically print to that machine.

Large & 3D Print

Plotter printers are available by appointment in the Wells Library for printing large items (such as posters). View At IUB and IUPUI, where can I print oversized items?

A 3D printing studio located on the 4th floor of the West Tower of the Wells Library is open to students, faculty and staff at IU. For more information, visit the UITS 3D Printing Studio site.

Support

For help with difficulties while printing, contact the UITS Support Center in the Learning Commons or by phone at 812-855-6789

Problems with your print out? About refunds for unacceptable printing output

Staff, retirees, & non-affiliates

Current IU staff and retired faculty members may purchase printing allocations in 100 black & white page increments for $4.00 from the Support Center at the Learning Commons in the Herman B Wells Library to attach to their network IDs.

For information about printing for non-affiliates, see Library Guest Account.

Computing

Find and reserve a desktop computer now using the Spaces section of the website.

Computers in the IU Bloomington Libraries are provided to support the academic and research work of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Libraries.

Assistance with hardware, software, IU accounts, and more is available via the Service Hub in the Wells Learning Commons.

IU students, faculty, staff and affiliates can find more information about connecting to IU Secure, the University wireless network, via the Knowledge Base article, About IU Secure wireless.

Computer use for non-affiliates

There are a total of three desktop computers available for non-affiliates to reserve at the Education Library and Wells Library

Visitors may request a free Library Guest Account at the circulation desk in any IUB library. Some libraries have Library Express workstations that provide access to the library catalog and selected information resources without a login. To access U.S. Federal information, consult staff in Government Information, Maps, and Microforms, Wells Library, East Tower 2. 

Please see our policy on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers.

Guest wireless access is available for all library users who don't have an active IU account: Wireless Access for Visitors.