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Printing & Photocopying

The Library Technology Services (LTS) department will undergo a renovation of its interior and exterior structures this summer 2018. As a result, services such as Laptop and Tablet Checkout, Printing and Computer Support, and Visitor Pin Distribution will all be moved to the Library’s Guest Services department.

For more information about the LTS Renovation please visit The Transforming Library.


CSUN students, faculty and staff can print through Lab Printing @ CSUN. Lab Printing @ CSUN is available on all public computer stations in the Oviatt library.

How to Print

1. Log on to any public computer station in the Oviatt library
2. Press CTRL + P (CMD + P for Mac) and select a printer (see chart below)

Printer Name Print Type Printer Location




Black and White

1st Floor Core and West Wing



1st Floor West Wing


Black and White

4th Floor East Wing

3. (Optional) Change paper size or printing mode

Default Print Settings Other Print Options

8 ½” x 11” paper size

11” x 17” paper size

Double sided printer

Single sided printing

4. Click Print, then go to a Print Release Station next to your selected printed to process and collect your print job (see printer locations in chart above)

How to Pay

Enrolled CSUN students are given $10 Free Student Print Funds at the beginning of the semester. If you spend all your free student print funds, you can go to an Account Station to add value using Cashnet. Account stations are adjacent to each printer. You must use a Debit/Credit Card to add printing funds.

Print Prices

Print Mode 8 ½” x 11” Paper Size 11” x 17” Paper Size

Black and white, Double-sided



Black and white, Single-sided



Color, Double-sided



Color, Single-sided $0.25 $0.50

Wireless Printing

Students, faculty and staff can print to all Library Lab printers from wireless devices through PrinterOn.

Tablet or Smartphone

Download the PrinterOn App (more information at  Use the word "Northridge" to search the PrinterOn app for Library printers. Two library printers are listed in the app (see app screenshot)


Go to the Wireless Lab Printing @ CSUN website. Sign in with your CSUN Portal login to print.

  • File types supported: MS Word, MS Office, MS PowerPoint, PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TXT, OpenOffice formats.
Printer Name How to Release

California State Uni Northridge


Go to any Black and White Print Release Station

in the Library during open hours

California State Uni Northridge


Go to the Color Print Release Station

on the 1st Floor West Wing during open hours

Printing Problems

If you encounter any printing issues please submit a support request form at You can also get support from the Library Technology Services office on the 1st floor or by calling 818-677-6304.

Copy Machines

Photocopy machines are available on all floors of the Library. All utilize a value-added print/copy card, and some offer cash/coin operation. Copies are 10 cents each with a print/copy card and 20 cents each with cash/coin.

To purchase a copy/print debit card:

Cards may be purchased from the card vending machines in the following locations:

  • Learning Commons in the Library Technology Services Office
  • 3rd Floor Core (adjacent to the Visitor Stations)
  • Insert $1 to purchase a new card.
    • Each card costs $0.50
    • Your card will be pre-loaded with $0.50

Change for card vending machines is available at the Library Fines window on the 1st floor, next the Guest Services desk.

Visitor Printing/Copying

Go to the Visitor Computing and Printing webpage for information.

More Information

Need Help?

Problems should be reported to the Library Technology Services office, or by calling 818-677-6304.

Faxing is unavailable in the Library, but is available at QuickCopies and Reprographics, in the Matador Bookstore Complex.