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How to Print, Copy, Scan: IALS Library Guides

An introduction on how to print, copy and scan using PaperCut

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This guide is a brief introduction to the Library's printing system, PaperCut.  

For further information, please ask staff at the Library Issue desk.

Library opening hours (term time)

Monday - Friday 09:00 to 23:00
Saturday 10:00 to 20:30
Sunday 12:30 to 20:30

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Email: ials@sas.ac.uk

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Last updated:

Lindsey Caffin:, November 2018

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Introduction to PaperCut

IALS uses PaperCut to provide printing, photocopying and scanning facilities to its library users. You will need to register online for an IALS-PaperCut account and have money in it before you can print, copy or scan. 
 

Registering for an Account

  1. You will need your plastic IALS library card to register for an account.
  2. Go to http://ials.sas.ac.uk/catalogue, click on Log in, enter your name and your IALS library card barcode number and click Submit.
  3. Under Photocopying, Printing & Scanning, tick the box and click Create a Print/Copy Account.
  4. You will receive an email from Information Systems confirming your details.

If you have a temporary paper library card go to http://printing.london.ac.uk and Register as a new user manually. Use your library card barcode number as username and choose a strong password.

Logging on to the Photocopier/Printer/Scanner (MFD)

You can log on to one of the four MFDs at IALS to photocopy, scan or print.

If you have a plastic IALS library card just tap the card on the MFD to log on automatically.

If you have a temporary paper card log on manually at one of the MFDs using the username and password you created.
 

Printing from IALS Computers

Printing

  1. Send your print job to the default printer.
  2. You will be asked to log in – use your IALS-PaperCut account username and password.
  3. Your account balance will be displayed.Example of print balance
  4. Go to one of the copiers and log in to retrieve your document.
  5. Right-click your balance to Log out/Exit.

Please note that your money will not be deducted from your account until you release the print job. Unprinted jobs will be held in the queue for 24 hours and then automatically deleted.

Printing From Your Own Devices

From Your Device

You will need to be on the IALS Lib wifi network in order to print to IALS printers from your own devices.

Windows users

  1. Download and install the IALS-PaperCut-windows-client software.
  2. During installation, the programme will automatically detect our printer – UOL_Mobility_Print [unistudprint1].
  3. It will also ask you to log in – please use your IALS-Papercut account username and password you created earlier.
  4. Once installed send your print jobs to UOL_Mobility_Print [uni-studprint1].
  5. Go to one of the copiers and log on to retrieve your document.

Mac users

  1. When printing a document select uol_mobility_print in the Nearby Printers list.
  2. Enter your IALS-PaperCut username and password for the printer “uol_mobility_printer” and tick the box to remember in keychain if you wish and click OK.
  3. After printing, go to one of the copiers and log on to retrieve your document.

iOS users

  1. Open the item you want to print.
  2. Tap the share icon Example share icon or Example upload icon  or Example upload icon
  3. Tap Example print icon or Print. If you can’t find the print option, check the app’s User Guide or Help section. Not all apps support AirPrint.
  4. Tap Select Printer and choose UOL_Mobility_Print. You will then be prompted to log in with your PaperCut username and password.
  5. Choose the number of copies or other options, like which pages you want to print and if you want colour or black and white.
  6. Tap Print in the upper-right corner.
  7. Go to one of the copiers and log on to retrieve your document.

Android users

  1. Download and install Papercut Mobility Print app from Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Tap Android settings.
  4. Tap Mobility Print.
  5. Enable/switch on the service.
  6. Exit out of Settings.
  7. Print your document and enter your IALS-Papercut account username and password when prompted.
  8. Go to one of the copiers and log on to retrieve your document.

Printing from USB

From a USB

  1. Log on to one of the copiers using your IALS plastic library card or manually by entering your username and password for your IALS-PaperCut account.
  2. Insert USB.(USB drive must be in FAT 32 format. Please ask for help if you are not sure).
  3. Tap Device Functions.
  4. Press the Example Home icon Home button.
  5. Tap Removable Memory.
  6. Select file or tap folder and tap open until you find the file you want to print.
  7. Tap Print.
  8. Select colour/single or double-sided options.
  9. Press Start button.
  10. Tap Remove Memory or Back to List to choose next file.
  11. Press the Example Home icon Home button and Log out when finished.

Scanning to USB

Follow steps 1 to 5 in Printing from USB above and then...

  1. Place your original on the glass or in the sheet feeder.
  2. Tap Store File.
  3. Choose colour, size and resolution options.
  4. Press Start button.
  5. Tap Remove Memory or Back to List to choose next file.
  6. Press the Example Home icon Home button and Log out when finished.

Scanning to Email

  1. Log on to one of the copiers using your IALS plastic library card or manually by entering your username and password for your IALS-PaperCut account.
  2. Place your original on the glass or in the sheet feeder.
  3. Tap Scan and then Scan to My Email.
  4. Log out when finished.

Your scanned document will be emailed to the email address you entered when you joined the library. You can change your email address by logging on at http://ials.sas.ac.uk/catalogue.

Photocopying

  1. Log on to one of the copiers using your IALS plastic library card or manually by entering your username and password for your IALS-PaperCut account.
  2. Tap Device Functions.
  3. Select paper size, b & w/colour, single or double-sided options as required.
  4. Press Start to photocopy.
  5. Press the Example Home icon Home button and Log out when finished.

Charges for Printing, Copying and Scanning

  A4 (per side) A3 (per side)
  B & W Colour B & W Colour
Printing  5p 25p 10p 50p
Photocopying 5p 25p 10p 50p
Scanning 4p 4p 4p 4p

You can add credit to your IALS-PaperCut account at the Library Enquiry Desk using cash as well as debit or credit cards or online using debit or credit cards only.

Please ensure you only top up your account with as much money as you need to use in the immediate future as no refunds will be given under any circumstances except in the event of a machine malfunction.

Please note that if you need a receipt you need to top up at the desk. Receipts will not be issued for online payments. However, you will be able to either print or email yourself your transaction history which will show the amount you have paid.

Adding Credit Online

Go to https://printing.london.ac.uk (there is a shortcut called IALS-UOL Printing Portal on our computers) and follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your account with your IALS-PaperCut account username and password.
  2. Select Add Credit.Choose a value from Amount to add. Then click Add Value.
  3. You will be redirected to the payment gateway where you can enter your card details. Once the payment has been processed you will be redirected back to the PaperCut interface.

Please note that receipts are not provided when using the online payment gateway.

Further Guidance

If you need any further help, please ask staff at the Library Enquiry Desk.