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Printing, Copying, and Scanning

Printing - Holy Cross Desktop Computer

Black and White

Printing in black and white at any location on campus is free! Just make sure you go to the Print Release Station before waiting for your papers to come out. The Print Release Station is a desktop computer found near the printers in any on campus library. All you need to do is enter your HC Network Username (the same one you use to access STAR) and press "Print' for all the documents you want to print. Click here to watch a Video Tutorial on Printing.

Keep in mind that documents sent to the printers but were never released, will expire after 2 hours. So, if you sent something to the printer more than two hours earlier and never got around to printing it, you will have to send that same document to the printer again. 


Color printing is available for a fee, via the Copy Center. Ask for assistance at the Bookstore, located on Hogan 1.

Free Color Printing

At the MRC, the first 20 pages of any course related document you want to print in color is free per day. For more information, please ask MRC student workers or a staff member for assistance


Printing - Personal Computer

You can also set up your personal computer/laptop to print directly to Holy Cross printers at Dinand Library, the Science Library, the Music Library, the MRC, and O'Kane Labs.

To learn how to set up your computer, see ITS Student Printing Instructions.


There is a separate Instruction Sheet for Mac Users.

Copying and Scanning

At every HC library location, there is a scanner for you to use free of charge. The science library also has a copy machine available for use (also free).

Scanned documents can be in Black & White or Color and saved as a searchable PDF (perfect for using CTRL+F or CMD+F to find key words and phrases) or a JPEG (picture form)—among many others—which are then sent to you via email or uploaded to your Google Drive. (Note: Please make sure that you type your email in correctly. If you do not receive an email from LIBRARYNAME SCANNER in your inbox, check your Spam folder. If you still do not find it, please re-scan all your documents).

For more information on how to scan and copy documents, ask the librarians or the students at the circulation desk and the reference desk.




                Picture of a scanner setup


                Picture of a white printer/copier