Printing costs for BGSU students, faculty & staff
Printing costs for guests:
Printing costs will be deducted from your BG1 card or printing allocation (for faculty and staff). To add money to your BG1 card, use the black machine across from the circulation desk (takes cash and credit cards) or online through MyBGSU. See the BG1 website for more information about deposit options.
For black & white printouts:
- The default printer for black & white will be ITS-LABS-MAIN 4510
- Go to any printer in the main computing area
- Release your print job by swiping your ID OR entering your BG username and password at the computer next to the printer
For color printouts:
- There are TWO color printers: LIBRARY COLOR 7346LP1 (located near the ITS desk), and LIBRARY COLOR 7428LP1 (located near the pillar by Outtakes). Select the printer to which you would like to send your document.
- Click Print
- Go to the selected printer and log in by swiping your card or using your BGSU username and password to release your document.
Students may also print in black & white from the Mac computers scattered around the lobby.
Guests (without BG usernames and passwords) must buy a guest copy card and add money to it. This can be done at the black machine across from the circulation desk. Guest copy cards cost $2.00, which does not include any money for printing. Extra money must be loaded onto the copy card.
Guest printing can be done ONLY from the iMac computers, which are scattered around the lobby area. No login is required to use these Apple computers. To print from these machines, simply click "Print" or "command + P" and select the Guest option - either black & white or color. You will then be prompted to type in the number on the back of your guest copy card. The only color printer for guests is the one nearest Outtakes called Library 7428 GUEST Color. These computers do not default to guest printing, so make sure to select the guest option.
If you have any questions or need any help with the printing process, please ask one of the friendly folks at the ITS Desk.
Please direct any questions about printing costs or allocations to Campus ITS.
Instead of printing, try...
Did you know you can send PDF scans of materials to your e-mail for free at the library?
The copy machines located near the pillar by Thinkers @ Outtakes and by the ITS desk can be used as scanners. You do not need to log in or have money on your BG1 card to scan.
Directions for scanning are located near the machines. If you need help, just ask the friendly folks at the ITS Desk.
Also, the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) has high-quality flatbed scanners for student use. STAC is located in room 122 on the first floor of Jerome Library.
Can't live without printing altogether?
PrintWhatYouLike.com is a free online editor that lets you select and print only the parts of a web page you want to print, so you can eliminate large pictures, banners, ads, comments, etc., and save paper.
When you save links in documents, e mail, Canvas, or wherever you like to find them later, they have to be both persistent and proxied in order to take you back to the same page again from on or off campus.
Not all persistent urls are proxied urls. Proxying a url prompts off-campus users for a login.
Persistent url from JSTOR
(will only work from on campus):
Proxied persistent url from JSTOR
(will work from on or off campus):
Many of our databases automatically format persistent urls as proxied, but, if not, you can set them up yourself.
- Before the domain, add 0-
- After it, add .maurice.bgsu.edu
- Leave the rest of the url as is
Now the url should prompt you for your BGSU login if you are off campus.