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Library Services & Resources

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

COVID Service Note

Printing is by appointment only. Book a "quick use" computer to materials.

  • If you have printed on campus previously, you can save time by uploading documents to myPrintCenter from home.
  • If you've never printed before, plan on using the lab computer to send your document over. You will need to add money to your print account. Read the instructions below.

If you have questions, contact the team by emailing uplibrary-circ@lonestar.edu or chat.

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 a pay station located next to the copy machine in the library. You can use your student ID card OR type in your 7-digit student ID number to access your account funds. Students should NOT create a guest print card at this machine, as this will only work with guest log-in passes.

  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, inquire at the front desk.
  4. Press the red "Done" button on the touchscreen. The money has been added to your account.

 

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:

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

 

From mobile device or home:

In MyPrintCenter (where you can add funds, described above), you can also directly upload documents. This way you can go straight to the print station when you get to the library to print your documents instead of logging in to a computer, opening your document, and so on.

You can also email your document(s) to MobilePrint@LoneStar.edu from your student email address ([myLoneStar user name]@my.lonestar.edu). You can choose to attach files or to paste text into the body of the email, though anything that requires special formatting should be attached in order to keep that formatting.

  • The first time you do this, you will receive an email shortly after you send your print job with which you will need to confirm your email address.