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Printing for GC Affiliates from a Library Computer

Printing from a GC library computer using a GC network ID*

When you send a print job from a library computer to the printer, select "double-sided on wp5v" or "single-sided on wp5v" to send the job to a printer on the library 2nd floor.

Then, move to a print release computer near the 2nd floor rest rooms and the library printers. Login as directed to the station with your GC Network ID and select the jobs you would like to print, and click the "print" button. Your selected and "released" jobs will print at the printer assigned the single-digit number matching your release station number.

If it does not work, try again on another print release station. Additional printers are available in department labs.

Report any printer problems to IT Services at

*SLU students will use their EMPLID rather than a GC network ID.  SLU students must request initial passwords with SLU IT.

Please see Access guides for more information about services according to your affiliation. 

Printing from your own Computer

The web printing service requires a GC Network ID

  • One-time registration is required to use the web printing service. 
  • Register using your Office 365 email account (i.e., at and select Graduate Center CUNY {GC} from the drop-down menu.
  • When you are ready to send print jobs to the GC printers from your own device, visit Student Web Printing to upload files.
  • Then, log into a print-release station at the library to print your documents.

Color Printing

For Graduate Center students, color printing is available outside of the library via the DGSC computer lab on the 5th floor, room 5487.

Guest Printing

Guest printing costs $0.15 per page and requires a copy/print card, which can be purchased from a card vending machine near the Reference Desk. Buy the card with a $1 bill, then re-insert the card to add more value. Cards are reusable but not transferrable to other libraries.

  • Printing to the guest printer:
    Visitors who are logged in to a library computer with a guest login (available at the Circulation and Reference Desks) may print to the guest printer on the 2nd floor. Report problems with the guest printer to the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor (212-817-7077 or   

  • Log into one of the library computers on the 2nd floor in the areas labeled Center 1, Center 2, or Center 3 (to the east of the printer area) using a guest log in. Computers in other areas of the library are not connected to the guest printer.
  • Click <Print> in whatever application you are using. (If the print icon doesn't work, go to File > Print.)
  • When shown the printing options, select "Guest Printer" as the printer.
  • Go the guest printer to print the print job(s). The guest printer is on the 2nd floor of the library, east of the fancy elevators.
  • Insert your copy/print card into the card reader. 
  • Click <Click Here to Print>.
  • Enter your guest username (e.g., GCGuest4) and password. 
  • Click <Proceed>.
  • A list of your print jobs will appear. Select the job(s) that you want to print. 
  • Click <Print>.‚Äč

Poster Printing - Not Available

The Graduate Center does not support poster printing for students. Local printing options include:

Manhattan Printing
267 5th Avenue
(btwn 29th & 30th Streets)

Swift Copy Print Shop
10 East 36th Street
(between Fifth Ave. & Madison Ave.)

FedEx Office
191 Madison Avenue
(between 34th & 35th Streets)