Print, Copy & Scan

Printing

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.

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.

Copying

Copier Locations

  • John Peace Library on Main Campus: Copiers are located on the 2nd floor to the left of the main staircase.
  • Downtown Library: Copiers are located near the library entrance.
  • Applied Engineering and Technology Library: The copier is located near the service desk.

Using the Copy Machines

Please refer to our Copyright Policy for concerns or questions about photocopying and copyright law compliance.

Paying for Copies

Students receive an allocation of $12 in printing credit at the beginning of each semester, which can also be used to pay for copies. After the $12 is used, printing costs apply. Additional print/copy 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.

Guest Copying

Faculty, staff and guests (including Community Borrowing Program Members and Alumni) who wish to make copies may purchase a Guest Card for $1 from the Cash Value machine located next to the copy machines. 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.

Scanning

Scanner Locations

  • John Peace Library on Main Campus: JPL has four scanners, all located in the ScanSpot area near the main stairway on the 2nd floor.  There are three high-speed KIC scanners and a desktop document scanner that can scan 2-sided pages.
  • Downtown Library: The Downtown Library has one KIC scanner located near the public computing area.  A scanner for general use is attached to a computer located on a table between the computer cluster and back wall.
  • Applied Engineering and Technology Library: The AET Library has one scanner for general use.

Using the Scanners

High-speed KIC scanners allow you to quickly and easily scan pages from books, magazines or journals and email the files or save them to a USB drive.

Please limit your time on the KIC scanners to 5 minutes if others are waiting.

Please refer to our Copyright Policy for concerns or questions about scanning and copyright law compliance.

Guest Scanning

Scanning is free and does not require a UTSA ID (abc123). Guests are welcome to use the scanners.

Microform Scanning & Printing

Microform Reader Locations

  • John Peace Library on Main Campus: Microform readers with scanning and printing capabilities are located on the 2nd floor in the Microforms/Current Periodicals area.
  • Downtown Library: A microform reader with scanning and printing capabilities is located near the quiet study area.

Using Microforms and readers

  • Please see the UTSA Libraries Microforms Research Guide for more information about finding microforms and using the microform reader.
  • Microfilm and Microfiche cannot be checked out. Microfilm and Microfiche may be read in-house, scanned and printed, or scanned and downloaded using the Microform reader. Staff at the Front Desk and Information Desk can assist patrons in retrieving materials, using the microform readers, and printing.
  • Printing from the microform readers is done through the PRINTSPOT system. See Printing at the UTSA Libraries for more information. Patrons can also supply their own portable memory device if they wish to download scanned microform images.