Copy, Print, & Scan

Student using copy machine

The easiest way to pay for prints or copies is with a UCard. You can add funds with a credit card at > My UCard Account, or you can add cash at UCard machine at the Knowledge Commons desk. If you don't have a UCard, you can pay for prints with a credit or debit card at the Knowledge Commons desk.


You can print from any computer on Levels 1 and 2 of the Marriott Library or in the outer computer labs. Unprinted jobs are deleted after two hours. In the Knowledge Commons, you can also print on 11"x17" paper (tabloid paper).

  • Black & white: 8¢ per one-sided sheet, 14¢ per two-sided sheet.
  • Color: 25¢ per one-sided sheet, 40¢ per two-sided sheet.

Wireless Printing

You can print on the UConnect wireless network after following the instructions below. Once set up, simply go to File > Print in any application and select the desired printer. Your print job will show up under the username on your computer rather than your uNID. Note that the wireless printers have limited support for 11"x17" printing.

macOS 10.7 to 10.14

The Marriott Library Mac Wireless Print Management Installer will automatically install Pharos Popup and add the desired print queues to your laptop.

macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

  1. Install the latest Pharos Popup.
  2. Open System Preferences and click on the Printers & Scanners icon.
  3. Click the + button.
  4. Hold down the Control key on the keyboard and click anywhere on the toolbar. From the popup menu that appears, select Customize Toolbar...
  5. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.
  6. Click on the Advanced button in the toolbar.
  7. From the Type popup button, select Pharos Print Server.
  8. In the URL field, enter the URL for the desired Popup queue on a Pharos Print Server.
    • MLib Lv2 Knowledge Commons (B&W): popup://
    • MLib Lv2 Knowledge Commons (Color): popup://
    • MLib Lv1 Stacks (B&W): popup://
    • MLib Lv2 Stacks (B&W): popup://
    • MLib Lv3 Family Reading Room (B&W): popup://
    • Union Lab Downstairs (B&W): popup://
    • Union Lab Downstairs (Color): popup://
    • Benchmark Bldg. 820 (B&W): popup://
    • Benchmark Bldg. 820 (Color): popup://
    • Marriott Honors Community (B&W): popup://
  9. In the Name field, enter a name for the new printer queue. This is the name that will be shown to users on the computer.
  10. From the Use popup button, select "Generic PostScript Printer".
  11. Click Add.
  12. Check the box to indicate that this is a duplex printer (allows two-sided printing).

If you do not have the Tabloid (11"x17") paper option, some programs will allow you to print Tabloid with these steps:

  1. Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Printers & Scanners.
  2. Select the printer you are using and set the default paper size to Tabloid.
  3. When printing, this paper size will show up as "Other". You can also change the paper size to US Letter instead.

  1. Install the print queue you'd like to access using an installer below:
  2. Locate Notepad in the start menu, right click it, and choose "Run as administrator".
  3. In Notepad, go to File > Open and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
  4. Change the "Text Documents (*.txt)" dropdown to "All Files (*.*)".
  5. Select the "hosts" file and click Open.
  6. Add the following two lines to the end of this file: Pharosprntserv1
  7. Close Notepad and save the file.

To enable two-sided printing:

  1. Open devices and printers through the Control Panel.
  2. Right click the desired printer and choose Printer Properties.
  3. On the Device Settings tab, scroll down to Installable Options: Duplex Unit (for 2-Sided Printing). Change it from Not Installed to Installed. Click OK.
  4. When you print a document, configure it for two-sided printing. This setting may be found under preferences after going to File > Print, but it varies by application.

Poster Printing

We offer color poster printing on HP Designjet printers with matte or semigloss paper. To print, save as a JPEG or TIFF file set to your desired resolution and dimensions, with at least one side that is less than or equal to 41.6". A 0.2" margin will be added to each side of the image. Submit your print online, and you will be notified when it is ready to be picked up.

Pricing: For University of Utah students, staff, and faculty, $2.88 per square foot. For other patrons, $5.76 per square foot.

Departmental payment: Departments can pay for printing with a UShop Print & Carry PO or with a PCard (in person or over the phone).

Saving from Microsoft PowerPoint

Important! Do not save as a JPEG or TIFF from PowerPoint, as the image quality will be poor.
  1. Go to File > Save As. Select PDF for the file type.
  2. Open the PDF in Adobe Photoshop. Verify that the width and height are correct and click OK.
  3. Check for errors and check the image quality (zoom with View > Zoom In).
  4. Go to File > Save As. Select JPEG for the file type. Click Save and OK.

Copying & Scanning

Book scanners are available in the Level 1 lobby and on Level 2. From these stations, you can save to a file or print. There are various scanners available in the Knowledge Commons, including flatbed scanners and scanners for stacks of paper, 35mm film and slides, and microfilm.

There are two large format scanners in the Fine Arts & Architecture Library (Marriott Library Level 2): a 23.4" x 33.1" overhead scanner and a 36" wide feeding scanner (no length limitation, but it must be a loose, unbound document).