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Computing, Printing, Scanning: Computing, Printing, Scanning

Computing, printings, and scanning resources at the Library

Computing, Scanning, and Printing


The Library has 35 desktop workstations. The computers are available to anyone with a SXU NetID and password.

Those located on the First Floor south wall, in carrels, near the bookstacks windows, are PCs.

All other workstations are PC boot, except for the back set of workstations near the stained glass windows, which are Mac boot.

The iMacs have Intel Core i5 quad-core processors and 21" 1920-by-1080 resolution screens. The screens offer a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 16:9 aspect ratio. 

There is one workstation in the entranceway that is exclusively for book catalog searching.

The library also circulates 10 IBM Thinkpad laptops for use within the library. These may be borrowed from the circulation desk.


Anyone using the computers must comply with the SXU Acceptable Use Policy.

Do you have your own computer? Our library is designed around the computing needs of students. The entire Library is wireless, and there are dual outlets every ten feet in the reading-room floor. The group-study rooms have power and data ports.

Check out our mobile devices!


The Library has six touchscreen scanners and document feeders. ALL SCANS ARE FREE. You are charged only if you print your documents. The state-of-the-art high-speed BookScan stations can scan documents up to ledger size in under five seconds at 200 dpi. The Bulletscan document feeders can copy up to 40 pages in duplex mode up to legal size in either color or black and white at 300 dpi.

Files can be saved to a flashdrive, sent to your email, or sent to the printers.

DOUBLE-SIDED PRINTING: the scanners can save as double-sided, but cannot send documents to the printers as double-sided. To print double-sided one needs to send or download the double-sided scans to another tool (email, word processor) and then print as double-sided from there.


The Library has multiple printers, all designed for fast, efficient service for students -- using the barcode on your ID card. 

A black and white page is 15 cents; color is 60 cents.

There are four black and white printers: one in the print area on the first floor near the elevators, one in the main level stacks near the south windows, one by the front door, and one upstairs near the group study rooms. 

The color printer, located in the print area on the first floor near the elevators, is a HP Color LaserJet CP6015xh. The normal quality print speed in color or black and white is up to 40 pages per minute with a resolution in either b&w or color up to 1200x600 dots per inch.

The wireless printer upstairs near the group study rooms is a black and white HP LaserJet P4015n. The normal print speed is up to 52 pages per minute with a resolution up to 1200x1200 dots per inch.


NOTE: You may send your print job from a laptop, and to other campus printers, using the Wireless Printing option.

NOTE: Google documents often add nonsense characters to the top of print jobs. For a clean print, consider saving your work and printing from a Word document. 


PROCESS: Once a print job has been submitted from your workstation, select your initials from the screen of the release station, then highlight the document you desire, and hit Print. You then swipe your ID card to pay for the pages. Students start with $50 on your ID card. You can add dollars using the mySXU portal.


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