Print, Scan, & Copy Services

Printing From the Information Commons

The Eugene McDermott Library provides equipment to make black & white and color copies and prints. In addition there is equipment to make print copies and digital files from microfiche and microfilm. Scanners are also available.

Printing is not available from the Community Users workstations. Library visitors must bring their own thumb/flash/USB drive to save data from their searches.

You must have CometCash on your Comet Card in order to print. Price for black & white is $.06 per side; color is $.25 per side.


To add funds to your Comet Card visit

  • If printing a Web page (HTML document), use “File -> Print” from the browser menu.
  • If printing an Adobe PDF document (a document opened in the Adobe Acrobat Reader), click the Adobe printer icon .
  • Log off of the PC and go to a black & white or color printer in the Library Copy Center.
  • Swipe your Comet Card and choose the job to print from your print queue.

Note: Print jobs remain on the printer (the “print queue”) for only 2 hours from the time they are sent. After that time, they will be deleted and cannot be recovered. Please watch your time when sending print jobs. Be safe by frequently saving files that you are working on to avoid lost print jobs.


Printing From Laptops

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  • Email [email protected] (for black & white prints) or [email protected] (for color prints) with your letter sized (8.5 x 11) attachments using your UTD email.
  • First time users must register your UTD email. Follow the instructions on the email you receive after the initial email you send.
  • Wait for a confirmation email stating that your print job has been sent to a kiosk.
  • Go to the library Copy Center and swipe your Comet Card at a black & white or color printer.
  • Select the job you wish to print
  • Press the START button

Current UTD students, faculty, and staff must have a valid Comet Card present in order to print.
See Adding Money to Your Card below for options in adding funds to your Comet Card. You cannot use cash for printing.


Digital Microform Scanners

The library has two digital microform scanners near the printers/copiers that allow you to print, scan, or save to a flash drive. An instruction manual is available at the scanner workstation.

While scanning is free; printing costs $.06/side for black and white; $.25/side for color.


Making Copies

With an Active Comet Card: $.06/side for black and white; $.25/side for color
With Cash: Interlibrary Loan Materials
Page Last Updated: November 16, 2018