Printing at the UTSA Libraries

How To Print

Whether you are printing from a desktop computer or wirelessly from a laptop computer (your own or one borrowed from the library), select PRINTSPOT as your printer. If this is your first time printing from your own laptop, you must first download the PRINTSPOT driver for Windows or for Mac. If you would like to print from your tablet or smartphone, please see the PRINTSPOT MobilePrint Information.

Printer Locations

Print jobs can be released (printed) from library printers in the following locations:

  • John Peace Library on Main Campus: Eight printers located on the second floor (one black/white in the East Commons, three black/white and one color in the Information Commons, one black/white in the lobby, two black/white to the left of the stairs) and one color printer located on the third floor near the elevators
  • Downtown Library: Three printers located near the library entrance (two black/white, one color)
  • Applied Engineering and Technology Library: One color printer located near the service desk

Print jobs sent to the PRINTSPOT system can also be released from any PRINTSPOT printer on the Main and Downtown campuses.

Paying For Printing

Students enrolled on a full-time basis receive an allocation of $12 in printing credit at the beginning of each major semester. After the $12 is used, printing costs apply. Additional print credit can be purchased by adding money to your UTSACard at Cash Value machines located in the Student Computing Services labs and at various locations throughout campus. Credit cards may be used to add money to your UTSACard at Fiscal Services or through ASAP. Funds can be added immediately to your UTSAcard using the GET Mobile App or at ($5.00 minimum.)

Double-sided printing, which saves paper and your printing funds, is the default print setting.

Guest Printing

PRINTSPOT is for student use only. Faculty, staff and guests (including Community Borrowing Program Members and Alumni) who wish to print may purchase a Guest Card for $1 from the Cash Value machine located next to the printers. These cards can only be purchased with cash, and have no initial value. An addition of at least $1 to the Guest Card will be necessary to pay for prints.


Please notify us at the Information Desk if any problems occur or contact us with questions.

Please Note: UTSA is not responsible for pages you print unintentionally. However, we will gladly issue you a credit for unreadable pages printed when the toner is low, or when there is a paper jam. Please ask for assistance at the Information Desk.