Last Updated: Jun 26, 2023     Views: 1498

How do I print?

Printing in Alden is unique -- but not hard!

Quick Note on Bobcat Cash

No matter how you print, you will need Bobcat Cash.


Students, faculty, and staff can visit ohio.edu/bobcat-cash to add fund to their university ID.


Guest Print Cards are available at library service desks. To add money to a Guest Print Card, visit the Guest / Departmental Print Card portal. Learn more about Guest Print Card terms and conditions.

There are two ways to print, and each is a little different:

Print from a Library Desktop

  1. Select the printer type for your document
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  3. Input your OHIO ID or Guest Card ID number into the Print Job Details pop-up box
  4. Your OHIO ID is found in your OHIO University email address. However, do not include the @ symbol and ohio.edu domain. For example, it should look like:

    visual of a Print Job Details pop up box asking for the user's OHIO ID without @ohio.edu
  5. Wait for the confirmation pop-up box
  6. Depending on your document size, it might take a few seconds to appear. Confirm by clicking Yes.

    visual of a Print Job Confirmation pop up box
  7. Go to your selected printer type (any black & white printer, or any color printer, depending)
  8. Swipe your OHIO ID or Guest Print Card, and follow the on-screen prompts

    visual of where users swipe their ID or guest print card at the printer

    Left your OHIO ID at home? Tap the keyboard icon in the upper right corner of the touch screen to log in manually

    visual of where users can tap the keyboard icon in the top-right corner of the printer's touch screen

Print from Your Own Device

  1. Visit myprintcenter.ohio.edu and log in with your OHIO ID and password
  2. Your OHIO ID is your username -- which is also part of your OHIO University email address. However, do not include the @ symbol and ohio.edu domain. For example, it should look like:

    visual example of MyPrintCenter login
  3. Upload Your Document
  4. Click the Upload button to send your document to the print server

    visual of where the upload button is in MyPrintCenter

  5. Change Print Job Settings (optional)
  6. By default, your print job will:

    • print in black and white,
    • print double-sided,
    • print a single copy,
    • and print the document in full.

    If this is okay, skip to step 4. Need to change these options? Simply select each document and make changes in the Print Options area of MyPrintCenter.

    visual of a document selected, and where to change print job options in MyPrintCenter
  7. Go to your selected printer type (any black & white printer, or any color printer, depending)
  8. Swipe your OHIO ID or Guest Print Card, and follow the on-screen prompts

    visual of where users swipe their ID or guest print card at the printer

    Left your OHIO ID at home? Tap the keyboard icon in the upper right corner of the touch screen to log in manually

    visual of where users can tap the keyboard icon in the top-right corner of the printer's touch screen

If you get stuck or encounter problems, stop by a service desk and we will be happy to help!

Need to request a refund for your print job? Fill out the Print Refund Request Form.

For more information about printing, such as costs and answers to other frequently asked questions, visit the Printing page on our main website.

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Last updated: Jun 26, 2023

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