Let’s Print

Today’s post is all about printing. For people new to Bank Street trying to print can be a bit daunting at first but it’s like riding a bike – once you’ve learned you’ll never forget.

First up if you get this error message it means you need to be added to the library’s Equitrac Office Manager database. Circulation desk staff and librarians can help you with this task.

Print Access Denial MessageNow we’re in business, let’s print an article:

If you want to print double-sided then this is how to do it on a PC (it’s not a cheaper option but it is a greener one, and also lightens the load of your folder).

Printing double-sided

Now we are ready to get on with the actual task of printing a document.

Student ID No Password required

Pretty easy so far isn’t it, and remember there is no password (and yes we’d like to get rid of that password box too)!

The next step requires a little patience… It’s important to wait for a number to appear in the “Job Information Details” section of the second PrintAssistant dialog box.

Print Dialog Box 2

The final step is to physically go to the copier that your computer is mapped to, e.g., the computers in the reference area are mapped to copier 1 and those on the south side to copier 2.


Next you will need to wave or tap your student ID card at the small box on the right-hand side of the copier. If everything goes to plan you should see your name, number of jobs to be printed, and your balance in the terminal display.

Hit F1

Now hit F1  – your print job will appear in the area below the copier’s desktop.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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