Computers, Printing, and Software

Whether you need software, a computer, printer or scanner, we've got you covered. Discover the technology we've made available, as well as its location within the library.


Computers

Windows PCs are located:

  • All four floors of the Library.

Mac Computers are located:

  • First Floor Quiet Area.
  • 1 North Study Room.
  • Second Floor by the Research Help Desk.

Software on Our Computers

If you need course-related software that is currently unavailable on library computers, please contact the helpdesk and submit a request that will be reviewed for consideration by the Office of Information Technology staff.

Adobe Creative Cloud (Full Suite) is available on ALL computers (PCs and Macs) in the Library.

Windows PCs

  • Windows 10 Operating System.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Full Suite) includes:
    - Photoshop.
    - Illustrator.
    - InDesign.
    - Lightroom.
    - Premiere Pro.
    - After Effects.
    - Dreamweaver.
    - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
    - Additional support apps.
  • Citrix.
  • Firefox.
  • Google Chrome.
  • Eclipse.
  • Edge.
  • JMPPro.
  • Lockdown Browser.
  • Microsoft Office 2019 (Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher, Teams, Word).
  • MySQL Workbench.
  • NVivo.
  • Panapto Recorder.
  • R Studio.
  • SAP.
  • SAS.
  • SPSS Statistics.
  • Virtual Lab (Through VMWare Horizon Client).
  • VLC.
  • Windows Media Player.

MAC Computers

  • MacOS Operating System.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Full Suite) includes:
    - Photoshop.
    - Illustrator.
    - InDesign.
    - Lightroom.
    - Premiere Pro.
    - After Effects.
    - Dreamweaver.
    - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
    - Additional support apps.
  • Firefox.
  • Garage Band.
  • Google Chrome.
  • Lockdown Browser.
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word).
  • Safari.
  • Virtual Lab (Through VMWare Horizon Client).
  • VLC.

PrintQ Printing Instructions

Print from any location in the library. Get a printer-friendly copy of the instructions.

Printing From A Library Computer

1. ‘Print’ document and choose printer:

  • 2_Sided_Black_White (default).
  • 1_Sided_Black_White.
  • 2_Sided_Color.
  • 1_Sided_Color.

2. Select Print’ and wait for the Print Job Notification screen.

3. When the box appears, select ‘print’.

Printing From printq.cmich.edu

1. ‘Print’ document and choose printer:

  • 2_Sided_Black_White.
  • 1_Sided_Black_White.
  • 2_Sided_Color.
  • 1_Sided_Color.

2. Select ‘Print Options' and enter number of copies.

3. Select Upload Document’ and choose Upload From Computer'. Then locate the document file and select 'Upload and Complete'.

4. The print has been successfully submitted. Go to the nearest Printer Release Station computer in the Library. There is one on every floor!

At the Printer Release Station Computer

5. Login with your Global ID and Password at the Printer Release Station Computer.

6. Choose your job and select 'print'.

Allocations & Costs

University students receive the following per semester allocations to be used in labs and at PrintQ locations across campus:
- Undergraduate students: $12.00
- Graduate students: $17.00


Per Page Printing Costs:

- Black and white 4¢ per page
- Color 32¢ per page

Library Printer Locations

Use any PrintQ location to release your print job.

First Floor
  • 1 North Study Room (Black/White, color).
  • Help Desk (Black/White).
  • Quiet Area (Black/White, Color).
Second Floor:
  • Near Research Help Desk (Black/White).
Third Floor:
  • Near Group Study 303 (Black/White).
Fourth Floor:
  • Near Group Study 402 (Black/White).

Public Printing

Get a printer-friendly copy of the instructions.

  • USB/flash drives are needed to print and are available at the Checkout Desk.​
  • You can access any computer on the second, third or fourth floor with your daily login and password to save your document on a USB/flash drive.
  • Public printers are located on second floor, near the Research Help Desk.
  • Double sided copying/printing is available. Cost is per side.
  • Files must be PDF.
  • 8.5 x ​11​ page size.
  • A change machine for $1 and $5 bills is located on the second floor near the printers.
  • Assistance with printing is available at Research Help or Checkout Desks.
  • Black-and-white prints cost $0.10 per page, and Color prints cost $0.30 per page​.

How to print a webpage and save as PDF

  • Open the menu in the browser (upper right of screen).
  • Select 'print'.
  • Select either 'Save as PDF' or 'Microsoft Print to PDF', depending on browser.
  • Click 'OK' or 'Save'.
  • Select USB Drive, Name file.
  • Under file name, make sure file type is PDF.
  • Click 'Save'.
  • Take USB to second floor, print document.​

​​How to create a PDF (Microsoft)

  • Select 'File', (upper left hand corner).
  • Click on Print.
  • Select printer 'Microsoft Print to PDF'.
  • Click on Print at top of page.
  • In window, select 'USB Drive'
  • Name file, make sure file type is PDF.
  • Click 'Save'.
  • Take USB to second floor, print document.​

Scanning

The library has:

  • Three scanners near browsing collection on the second floor.
  • Two scanners on the first floor, one in the quiet area printer alcove and another in the 1 North Study Room.
  • Public printer/copiers which can scan to a USB, located on the second floor near Research Help desk.

Patrons can scan, save and email their documents free of charge. Printing can be done at a charge.

The Research Help and Checkout desks can provide assistance. ​​