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Printing FAQs

Over the summer, the Pharos system for printing on campus was upgraded. Now, students can print from any printer or copier on campus regardless of where they are when they send their print job. After registering your Bay Card, just go to any machine and swipe your card to pay for printing (or use your NetID if you don’t have your card with you).

For details on how to print, copy, or scan in the library now, see below. If you have any questions that are not answered here, contact the Library Learning Commons at 510-885-4152 or Duplicating Services at 510-885-3715.

How much does it cost?

$0.10  a page  for  Black & White
$0.25 a page for Color

How do I add money to my Bay Card?

There are two options:

  1. To add money via Cash or Credit Card, go a Phil Station in one of the following locations:
    • Library Lower Mall
    • New Union
    • SA Building
  2. To add money online, go to the Bay Card page.

How do I print from my Laptop?

Follow the Instructions on the Pharos Print website. If you need additional assistance, contact the Library Learning Commons on the Lower Mall of the Library or at 510-885-4152.

How do I print from a library desktop?

  1. Choose “print” or “file/print” and select the “PioneerPrintBW” or “PioneerPrintColor” printer.
  2. At the next pop up dialog box, enter your Net ID (a password is not required — no one else can access your print jobs)
  3. Go to a printer or copier and swipe your Bay Card*
  4. Select the jobs you wish to print and choose “print”**
  5. When finished, select “logoff” on the lower right corner.

*If your Bay Card is not registered, see “How and when should I register my Bay Card?
**If you need to add money to your card, see “How Do I add Money to my Bay Card?

How do I pay for printing if I don’t have my Bay Card?

  1. Send the print job from a computer to the “PioneerPrintBW” or “PioneerPrintColor” printer.
  2. Go to a copier or printer.
  3. Enter your Net Id on the touch screen and touch OK.
  4. Select the jobs you wish to print and choose “print”*
  5. When finished, select “logoff” on the lower right corner.

*If you need to add money to your card, see “How Do I add Money to my Bay Card?

How do I print if I am a guest (I don’t have a Bay Card or a NetID)?

For guests and visitors, you can still print from the Library by requesting a guest card from the Circulation desk. Create a guest account from http://pioneerprint.csueastbay.edu/myprintcenter, and select “I am a guest.”  Complete all fields (personal email will be your username).  Then, register the guest card at the printing registration center using your new “username and password.”  Now, submit print jobs using your “username” in the print popup.

How and when should I register my Bay Card?

You only need to register your Bay Card once. After it is registered, you just need to swipe your card or enter your NetID at a printer or copier to pay for printing. The Library recommends that you register a new Bay Card as soon as you get it to save time later. You can register a Bay Card in the following locations:

  • On the library counter next to where you pick up your card
  • At the Registration Station in the Library Lower Mall behind the Reference Desk
  • At any available copier or printer on campus

Who can help if I have a problem with printing in the library?

Go to the Library Learning Commons on the Lower Mall next to Starbucks or call us at 510-885-4152. Any library employee can assist you with printing or direct you to the Learning Commons if additional assistance is needed.

How do I scan something?

You only can scan to a campus email account (either @horizon for students or @csueastbay for staff). There is no charge for scanning.

  1. At any copy machine, touch “Home
  2. Touch “Scan
  3. Choose “manual entry” and enter your campus email address
  4. Touch “OK” then scan.

How do I copy something?

The charge for copying is the same as the charge for printing.

  1. At a copy machine, touch “Home
  2. Touch “Copy
  3. Swipe your bay card or enter your NetID*

*If you need to add money to your card, see “How Do I add Money to my Bay Card?

How do I get a refund?

Contact the BayCard office at 510.885.CARD (2273) or go the lobby of the Student Services & Administration Building during normal business hours.

Last Updated 12.11.15

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