All printing done at the University Libraries is either charged to your ITS account or is paid for using the photocopy card mentioned on the Copy Services page. The Basic Computing Package from ITS currently allocates only 50 pages per semester for faculty and staff. To see if your department has given you a print allocation and to see how much is left of the allocation, go to https://accounts.www.umich.edu/umce-bin/umce. For additional information about the Basic Computing Package services and allocations that are available to you, see http://www.itd.umich.edu/your-account/bcp.chart.html.
You may also choose to print to a library’s guest printer. Guest printers are available at the Shapiro Undergraduate and Science Libraries, Hatcher Graduate Library, Art Architecture and Engineering Library and Taubman Medical Library. These printers will charge 6 cents per page. You must purchase a copy card to use a guest printer and the cards are available in $2, $5, and $10 denominations at the main Circulation Desks at the Hatcher Graduate, Shapiro, Art, Architecture and Engineering and Taubman Libraries.
This page will let you know how much space, if any, you have available in your IFS filespace. IFS or Institutional File System lets you access your electronic documents and files from different computers. Thus, instead of printing a file, you could download it to your IFS space. To get more information about your IFS space go to http://www.itd.umich.edu/itcsdocs/r1070/ To access your IFS space outside the libraries, go to http://mfile.umich.edu and log in. There is a guide on how to save files (upload) to your IFS space as well as how to get the files from (download) to your IFS space.
If you are using a computer at the University Library and you have been given IFS filespace, then you will find an icon for your IFS space when you login to the computer with your uniqname and password.
- Click on the icon that says “My IFS Space” or something similar or that will have your uniqname listed to access the files in your IFS Space.
- If you are viewing an entry in one of our databases and you wish to save a file to your IFS Space, go to the File menu and choose Save. (Depending on the database, you may first need to mark the record and choose the download option. Ask at the Reference Desk, if you’re not sure.)
- When the Save dialog box opens, use the dropdown menu to choose your IFS Space (this will usually begin with your uniqname and then have AFS somewhere in the path that follows).
- Choose which folder you would prefer and rename the file if you wish. If you rename the file, please remember to leave the correct extension at the end (ex. .pdf or .txt).
- To access the files in your IFS Space, click on My IFS Home.
- If you are viewing an entry in one of our databases and you wish to save a file to your IFS Space, go to the File menu and choose Save Page as. (Depending on the database, you may first need to mark the record and choose the download option. Ask at the Reference Desk, if you’re not sure.)
- When the Save dialog box opens, save the file as a text file to your Desktop. If you wish to rename the file, do so at this point but remember to leave the correct extension at the end (ex. .txt).
- Open your IFS space and drag the saved file from the Desktop to your IFS space.
If you have access to the University Library’s electronic materials remotely, then you may print or download those materials to any computer or printer. If you have problems doing this, or if you have questions about individual databases, please contact the Library.
If you plan to view the materials in the Library, then consider bringing a USB flash drive to download the files you wish to save. Call ahead to make sure that the specific library’s guest computers will accommodate the storage device you plan to use.
Many of the Library’s databases allow you to email an entry to yourself. Specific details on how to download or email entries will vary with each database. Please contact the Library to check for details.