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Technology in Holman Library: Printing


Printing is a two-step-process

1. FIRST, Log on to a campus computer in the Holman Library or TC Lab with your student email and password

2. Open your file and select print

  • In order to reduce the impact of paper use and printing on our environment, the default on all printers in the Information Commons is set to print two-sided pages.
  • If you would like help printing single-sided pages, please ask a librarian or student assistant for help in the IC or TC labs.

3. THEN, get up and go over to a "Print Release Station" (usually located in the middle of the Library or TC buildings)

4. Log on to the print release station with your student email and password, see the jobs that you sent, and click "print" to release the jobs to the printer

Print Allocation

At the beginning of each quarter, all currently enrolled students receive a print allocation credit of 350 points. Points are automatically debited every time you print or copy. 

  • Black & white copies are one (1) point per side. [2-sided copy = 2 points]
  • Black & white prints are one (1) point for each piece of paper. [2-sided printout = 1 point]
  • Color prints are ten (10) points.
  • Posters are one hundred (100) points.
  • Unused points accumulate from quarter to quarter, until a maximum of 1000 points is reached.  
  • If you do not attend Green River for 6 months, your account will be deleted along with accumulated points.

You may add points at a cost of $.05/point to your account by purchasing $1, $5, or $10 print cards (20, 100, and 200pts) from the Paper Tree Bookstore. Staff at the library can help you add the purchased points to your printing account.

Check Your Print Points

You can check how many print points you have on any campus computer.

Look for the PaperCut icon PaperCut logo in the "Show Hidden Icons" menu on the Taskbar:

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Papercut icon in hidden icons menu

A small box should appear with your current print point total.

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Papercut print point balance

Click on "details" for more information on your print point usage or to add purchased print points to your account. You will be asked to log in with your GRC email address and password.

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Papercut login screen

Not on campus?

To check your print points off campus, log in to a virtual desktop using Student Remote Access and follow the steps listed above.

Wireless Printing (Students & Staff Only)

Wireless printing

Students can print PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and common image formats including .jpeg, .tif, .gif, and .png from their wireless devices to printers in the Green River open labs in Holman Library (HL), Technology Center (TC), and Kent campus using their student email accounts.

Directions for Wireless Printing
  1. Log in to your Green River Student email account.

  2. Address a new email to one of the following email addresses:

  •   -   to print black & white, 2-sided documents in HL or TC
  •   -   to print color documents in HL or TC
  •   -   to print posters in HL
  •   -   to print posters in TC
  •    -    Kent Lab (KC272) B&W printer
  •  -  Kent Lab (KC272) Color printer
  1. Attach your document(s) to the email: 

    • ​​Valid Formats: Documents must be in one of these formats: PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, .jpeg, .tif, .gif, or .png.

    • Attachment Requirement: Documents must be attached as a "copy" (not "shared" from OneDrive or SharePoint).


  • attachment menu showing the "attach as a copy"
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  1. Click Send. You will receive an email confirming your print job.

  2. Go to a Print Release Station in Holman Library or the Technology Building.

  3. Log in to the Print Release Station using your Green River student email and email password to print the document(s).

Want to print a POSTER?

Student Printing Requests (For Pickup and Delivery)

The Library Can Print for You!

If you are not at a computer lab and need something printed, the library is able to take printing requests for you to come pickup or receive by mail!

We can:

  • Print personal work and a limited amount of copyrighted work, within guidelines.
  • Send your printing via mail or have it available for you to come pick up.
  • Print black & white, color, and larger posters.

Note: All printing will use your printing points. For more information about printing formats and printing points, please see the rest of this guide. 

Want something printed? Please fill out the form below!

Source: "How to request printing from Holman Library" by Holman Library is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Learn how you can request to have assignments and other course materials printed by the Holman Library during the COVID-19 pandemic reduction of on-campus services.