Printing & DebitCards

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Ways to Pay for Printing

There are 3 ways to pay for printing at library print stations: DebitCards, Print Account, or Wiscard Campus Cash.

Note that not all options are available in every library or at every print station.

DebitCards

This is the method that has been used in libraries for many years, and is slowly being replaced in some locations by NetID-based accounts.

To print using a DebitCard, you purchase a physical card from a DebitCard machine, then insert it into a reader next to a printer when you release your print job.

Note that DebitCards can also used to pay at many photocopiers on campus.

NetID-based Accounts

Using your campus ID, you can pay for printing at InfoLabs and some libraries with funds you have deposited in either your Print Account or your Wiscard Campus Cash account.

To print using a NetID-based account, you login to the print release station with your NetID. More information about these accounts, including how to add money to your accounts is on the Printing on Campus Web page.

  • Print Account • This account can ONLY be used for printing and does not charge a fee for adding money to the account. Note that you MUST use the Printing on Campus page
    (http://go.wisc.edu/print) to add money to this account.
  • Wiscard Campus Cash account • This account can be used for a variety of purchases on campus, but there is a $2.50 fee every time you add money to it online.

DebitCard Forms & Information

To use most campus photocopiers, laser printers and microform reader/printers, patrons will need a DebitCard to pay for copies/prints.


White DebitCards

Patrons can purchase DebitCards from numerous wall unit locations throughout campus. These cards are White DebitCards, cost $1.00 and are encoded with $.75 cents. Additional money can be added to these cards.

DebitCard Sites can order White DebitCards for wall units by completing the Order White DebitCard Form. Please send forms to DebitCard Central Processing at 348 Memorial Library or fax to 265-2754.


Red DebitCards

Campus Departments can purchase Red DebitCards for $10, $25 or $50 by using the Purchase Red DebitCard Form and mailing it to 348 Memorial Library or faxing it to 265-2754.

Departments can add more money to Red DebitCards by using the Re-Encode Red DebitCards Form. Please bring them to 348 Memorial Library for re-encoding, or contact Sherry Kanetzke at 262-2853 to arrange pickup.

DebitCard Problems

Please note that DebitCard does not issue refunds for copy cards.

Problems with DebitCards can be reported by using the DebitCard Problem Form or patrons can take their card to room 348 Memorial Library for assistance.

Non-functioning cards should be brought to Memorial Library, Room 348, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:45 pm.

Contact Information

Sherry Kanetzke is the contact person for all concerns about DebitCard policies, procedures, equipment repairs, and maintenance; she can be reached by either telephone at 262-2853 or email at skanetzke@library.wisc.edu

Wireless Printing

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It is possible to setup your laptop so that you can send print jobs from it to most of the Library and InfoLab print release stations.

Instructions for configuring a laptop to print to a Library printer.

Instructions for configuring a laptop to print to an InfoLab printer.

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