Swipe To Print At The Library

Student Printing Just Got Easier

Starting January 2, 2019, the UBC Okanagan Library will transition to a new process for Student printing. Instead of the current requirement to release print jobs from the Pay for Print system on the desktop, students will now be able to print from any library computer and then simply “Swipe” their UBC Student Card to release their print job at any of the Library/Commons printers.

How It Works

Printing using the new process is streamlined and easier than before. When you are ready to print your document, make sure you select the "Student-BW" or "Student-Colour" printer queue. This will send the job the new virtual holding queue.

Once you are ready to pay/release the print job, simply swipe your Student ID Card at any of the compatible printers in the Library and Commons buildings. By “swiping” your card, it will send the print job from the holding queue to the printer. Your document will begin to print after the job is processed.

If you don’t have your Student Card, you can still release the print job by authenticating at the printer using your Student Number and PIN. If you do not release your print job, it will automatically be cancelled after 4 hours.

Before you print, make sure that your account has enough money or the job will be cancelled. To add money to your printing account, click on the “Pay for Print” icon on the desktop and then select the “Student Deposit” tab. You can also set your photocopy PIN under the “Change PIN” tab.

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Technical Support

Peer Technology Assistants are student employees at the Library Service Desk who provide peer technology help with computer lab technology including printing, wireless, and troubleshooting. For technical questions about online Library resources, visit the Library Service Desk.

Last reviewed shim2/4/2019 4:01:03 PM

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For more information regarding Pay for Print services at UBC's Okanagan campus, speak to one of the computer lab monitors or come visit our Helpdesk at ADM024B.