Computing and Printing

Computing

Many library resources are available only online.  All current IU students, faculty and staff may log on to computers in the libraries to use online books, articles and other information. Computers in the IU Bloomington Libraries are provided to support the academic and research work of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Libraries.

The IUB Libraries partner with UITS to provide locations for wireless access throughout the public areas in libraries around the IU Bloomington campus. 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. Information about wireless access for visitors to campus is available at Wireless Access for Visitors.

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.

Priority use of library workstations is for students, faculty and staff of Indiana University. Non-affiliated library users with Library Guest Accounts may be asked to relinquish the workstations to the priority users. All users are asked to please note our statement on Appropriate Use of Public Access Computers. To access U.S. Federal information, consult staff in Government Information, Maps, and Microforms, Wells Library, East Tower 2. 

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

 

Printing

Printing is available for IU Bloomington students and faculty through their University accounts. More information, including information about printing allotments, is available via the Knowledge Base article, About Printing at IUB. IU students and faculty may print from the IU wireless network; instructions are available via the Knowledge Base article, How Do I Obtain and Use the IU Printer Finder Utility?

Help with printing in Student Technology Center labs (STC) is available via the Services Hub in the Wells Learning Commons.

Plotter printers are available in the Wells Library for printing larger items. For information, including sizing and current costs, see 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 all students, faculty and staff at IU. For information including equipment, pricing, policies, and the process for requesting models be printed, see the UITS 3D Printing Studio site.

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.

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

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

Printing at Wells Library

Ricoh printers are available for use in the Scholars’ Commons and the Learning Commons on the first floor, as well as on the second, fourth and fifth floors of the West Tower.

 

My Print Center

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.

 

IU Library Desktop

Desktop computers are available for use in the Scholars’ Commons and the Learning Commons on the first floor and on the second, fourth and fifth floors of the West Tower in Student Technology Center (STC) labs.

  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.

STC Labs at Wells Library 

LC 110

LC 128

LC 114

LC 131A

LC 118

LC 131B

LC 121A

LC 131C

LC 121B

LC 132

LC 121C

LC 135A

LC 121D

LC 138

LC 122

LC 140

LC 127A

LC 144

LI 241

 

LI 401

LI 403

LI 402

LI 403D

LI 502

LI 503

 

UITS Support

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