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Spartan DebateTopic 2015: Hours/Computers/Printing/Photocopying/Scanning

Public Access Computers and Printing

Public computers available in the Main Library and Business Library

  • Windows Log In and Macs: Log in using your MSU NetID and password for full access to the internet and numerous programs. Click here for available Windows and Mac software.
  • Selected Resources Computer Stations: No log-in is needed for access to MSU's electronic resources and the MSU online catalog. These PCs can also and .mil websites, but only if you know the URL. No browser is available.

Copy Center Printing from Main Library computers:

  • Printing is available from Main Library computers (or your laptop while in the Main Library) to the Copy Center for 5c per page.  (NOTE: To print from your laptop, you must first download the appropriate printer driver. See "Wireless and Wireless Printing" below.) 
  • Choose “Copy Center” and whether you want single-sided or both-sided printing. Pages will not be printed until you request at the Copy Center that they be printed and provide your MSU netid so staff can find your file(s). Copy Center prints may be paid for with cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard).
  • Please be sure which files you want printed. Once they have been printed, you must pay for them.
  • E-token printing is not available for Spartan Debate participants.

===========     Note:  Campus printing changes beginning June 1, 2015   ==========


Log on to:

1. Click the “Web Print” menu item.

2. Click “Submit Job” on the right side.

3. Click the radio button to the left of the printer you would like use.
*The “Location/Department” column provides a description of the printers and single sided printing options.

4. Click the “PRINT OPTIONS and Account Selection” button.
*You may need to scroll to the bottom of the page to see this button.

5. Enter the number of copies you wish to print in the “Copies” field

6. Click the “Upload Documents” button

7. Select your documents by dragging your file to the “Drag files here” area or browse for a document on your computer using the “Upload from computer” button

Application                            File Extension

Microsoft Excel                     xlam, xls, slsb, slsm, slsx, sltx

Microsoft Power Point          pot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx

Microsoft Word                     doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf

PDF                                       pdf
* Please note that MSU Print on allows the following file types:

*If your document is in a different format, please save it as a PDF before uploading to MSU Print. For instructions on saving as a PDF please see

8. Click the “Upload & complete” button

9. Your print job now renders. This may take a few moments. Once this step is completed you will see the Status of your document change to “Held in a queue”.


Once your print is uploaded and queued, and you are ready to print the document, you need to release the print job to the printer. To release your print follow the steps below.

1. Click the“Jobs Pending Release” menu item

2. Click “Print” under the Action heading of your queued document
*Note – If you wish not to print the item, click “Cancel” instead

3.  Your document is now sent to the printer


CONVERTING webpages to PDF

Using Firefox:

  1. Right click on the webpage you wish to convert/print
  2. Select “save page as
  3. Select  both a destination and a file name (if you choose to change the name)- click on SAVE
  4. * No other window will open at this point so verify PDF is in the location you wanted and you are ready to start the Webprint process

Using Chrome:

  1. Right click on the webpage you wish to convert/print
  2. On the print window that shows up under “destination” click on the option CHANGE
  3. Choose “save as PDF”, click the SAVE button
  4. Now select the name and location to save the file then click SAVE again
  5. * No other window will open at this point so verify PDF is in the location you wanted and you are ready to start the Webprint process

Using Internet Explorer:

  1. In the top left side of the toolbar you will see a “CONVERT button with a drop down arrow
  2. Click on the arrow and select “Convert webpage to PDF
  3. (If you get a pop-up window, just say ALLOW)
  4. In the save as window, select both location and desired name, click SAVE
  5. The conversion window will show up when it’s done, you can close this and the PDF will be on screen
  6. You can verify saved location is correct and then close the PDF window
  7. You are ready to start the Webprint process

Note:   Due to construction, the MSU Copy Center may not have converted to the WebPrint System. 

Wireless and Wireless Printing

Wireless access is available for Windows and Macs everywhere in the Main Library and the Business Library.  Choose “MSU Wireless 3.0” and log-in with your MSU NetID and password.  (If you connect to MSU Guest Wireless 3.0, the connection will be less robust than if you connect to “MSU Wireless 3.0.”)  Wireless is available in almost all campus buildings. Outdoor wireless locations are south of Administration Building on both banks of the Red Cedar River, the courtyard between Case-Wilson-Wonders, the fountain area behind Student Services and north of the International Center.

You may print wirelessly to the Copy Center after downloading the appropriate printer driver. 

Use of Print Materials, Photocopying, and Scanning

You are welcome to use print materials in the following MSU Libraries : Main**, Business, Engineering, and Math -- but you will not be able to check them out.  NOTE: The Law Library is not available to SDI because many people are studying for the bar exam.

Photocopying in the Main Library -- Self-serve photocopies in the Copy Center (2-West) are 8c each, payable with cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).           * * Bargain Thursday Special!  Main Library photocopies are only 4c per page.  **

Photocopies in the  Business Library -- Self-serve photocopies on coin-operated machines are 10c each and may be paid for with cash only.

Scanning to USB, email, or Google Docs is available for a small fee at the Main, Engineering, and Business Libraries.   See scanning details.

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