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Library Services & Resources

Information about reserves, fines, ID cards, study rooms, and other library offerings.

Student Printing

Both your print funds and your documents are connected to your myLoneStar account. You need to activate your account by sending a document to the printer queue or by logging in and out on the print station computers. You will not be able to add money to your account before it's activated.

Adding Money To Your Account

Cash:

There is an "add value station" located by the printers. Do NOT create a guest print card, as this will only work with guest log-ins.

  1. Activate your print account first by either sending a document to the printer or by signing in at the print station.
  2. Scan your student ID number barcode OR type in your 7-digit ID number on the machine.
  3. Insert your money. The machine only accepts paper money, not coins, and does not make change. If you need to exchange a bill for smaller denominations or convert coins to a dollar bill, ask at the front desk.
  4. Press the red "Done" button on the touchscreen.

 

Credit/Debit Card and PayPal:

  1. You can log in to MyPrintCenter through myLoneStar.
  2. Look for the "Add Funds" button near the bottom of the screen. It should take you to an online form (powered by PayPal) where you can enter your billing information. The minimum amount you can add is $5.

Sending Your Document to the Queue

From the library computers/your device

  1. Save File on the Desktop for easy access to Upload to MyPrintCenter

  2. Go to MyPrintCenter.LoneStar.edu

Lone Star College Students: use MyLoneStar Credentials

  1. Click Upload

  2. Upload document you would like to print

  3. Select Document and on the bottom right of the screen you have Print Options to print in color, print double sided, page range, and how many copies of the document you need

Retrieving Documents

  1. Go to the PRINT room and log in with the credentials that were used to log in to the computer

  2. Once logged in you will see your balance and the print jobs that were sent

  3. Select print Job and click print (Click Ctrl+Select each print job to print all at once)

Guest Printing

Guest users who sign in to the computers using one of the GST-#### passes provided by the front desk will have to create a print card at the Add Value Station, located next to the copy machine. Print cards cost $0.50, which will be automatically deducted from your first payment, but they are reusable, reloadable, and never expire.

Create a Print Card

You must do this before telling your document to print!

  1. Insert your money. The machine only accepts paper money, not coins, and does not make change. If you need to exchange a bill for smaller denominations or convert coins to a dollar bill, inquire at the front desk. When you're first creating a card, add no more than $1; the machine will "lose" anything greater than that amount initially. 
  2. Press the red "Done" button on the touchscreen. The money has been added to your account.
  3. Activate your card immediately when prompted by the screen by scanning your print card's barcode in the barcode reader slot.
  4. If you need to add additional funds (at this point, you should have $0.50 on your card, worth 5 black & white pages), do so at this time.

 

Sending Your Document to the Queue

From the library computers:

Simply open your document and look for the print command (probably through the File > Print menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P). The printer name should be UP BW or UP Color. Make any changes to the number of copies you need, etc., and then hit 'Print.'

You will need to enter the number from your print card in order to link your funds to your document and guest log-in. Though your guest log-in will expire, your print card will not and can be associated with different guest passes in the future.