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Printer and Copier Locations

To view the locations of our printing stations in Cabell Library, click the image below to see our floor maps.

Print from Your Laptop

VCU provides a free software package so that you can print from your laptop (PC or Mac). Download the print software here or click the image below.


Ask Us

Load Your Rambucks!

Before you start printing at VCU Libraries, you will need to add RamBucks on your VCUCard to pay for printing. RamBucks can be added at the Cabell Library Information Desk and at stations on the first and second floors of Cabell. The Information Desk accepts credit, debit, mobile pay, cash, and coins while the stations only take cash bills. 

How Do I Add RamBucks to my VCUCard?

Note: Did you lose your VCUCard? Reloadable print cards are also available for $2 at the Information Desk on the 1st floor. Each print card is sold with a $1 already loaded on the card for your convenience!

Printer Prices and Locations

  • 8 cents/page - Single-sided black & white (located at any printing station on all floors)
  • 12 cents/ page - Two-sided black & white (located at any printing station on all floors)
  • 50 cents/page - Color printing - single-sided only (located ONLY on 1st and 2nd floors)

Copier Prices

  • 10 cents/page - Single-sided black & white 

4 Easy Steps to Printing

Note: Printers will only print pages sized 8 1/2 x 11. Printing 11 x 17 is not supported (unless submitting a poster for large format printing).  

  1. Login to any library computer and select print for your job. On the print options screen, select whether you want to print your document as single or double sided. To print in color, change the printer destination to "Color Pay4Print."
  2. When the print dialog box appears, enter your eID (the same username you use for Blackboard, email, etc) and a name for your document(s). Then press "OK". 
  3. Your print job will be held in a printing queue at the printing stations. Make sure you print your job within 2 hours of sending it. 
  4. At the printer station, swipe your VCUCard at the printer monitor to pay for your print job. The printer will then automatically print your document(s)! Don't forget to press "Logoff" when done!


Note: Cabell does not allow for students to use their own paper for printing. In these instances, if other printing services are required visit Uptown Color in Richmond, off Main Street.  

3 Easy Steps to Copying

  1. At the copier, swipe your VCUCard at the small box mounted on the wall next to the copier. The box will then list how many copies you have enough money to purchase (max 30 sheets).


  2. Load your paper on the glass plate. Make sure the paper is flush with the corners as pictured on the copier machine. Close the lid over the page and then select how many copies you wish to make using the number pad.


  3.  On the copier touch screen, select 1-1 printing if you are copying for a single-sided sheet (10 cents per page). Or press 2-2 sided printing if you would like to make a double sided copy. Then, press "Start"!  (If making a double sided copy, repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other side). 
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