How to Print


Printing as a student or as a library guest.



This article contains step-by-step instructions for how students and library guest patrons can print.



Step 1: Add printing credit to your account (in-person or online)

In-person by using the cash machines at the following locations:

  • Library 3rd floor
  • AQ 3148 (computer lab)
  • WMC 2502 (computer lab) 

The machine accepts $1, $2 coins and $5, $10 and $20 bills but does not give change. The library front desk can break larger bills.

  • SFU students: log in using your computing ID username that you use for goSFU, Canvas, etc. (not your student number or email address).
  • Guest patrons: case-sensitive username in the form of IC xxxxxxxxxx, including the space, and the corresponding case-sensitive password.

Online by visiting while connected to SFUNET-SECURE wireless (SFU students only).


Step 2: Log onto a computer using the same credentials from Step 1

  • Guest patrons only have access to library computers.


Step 3: Open your document and print to black and white or colour

  • Lab Mono: Prints black and white ($0.11 per side)
  • Lab Color: Prints colour ($0.25 per side)


Step 4: Log onto the computer beside the printer and release your document




Article ID: 3674
Thu 5/19/22 11:30 PM
Fri 5/17/24 5:36 PM

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