Printing

Pay for printing

La Trobe students and staff

Your La Trobe student or staff card gives you access to a Transact La Trobe account. If you are a first time user you need to register your Transact account. You can then pay for printing by loading credit onto your card at a Transact La Trobe reload station or online using your credit card.

La Trobe Melbourne students and staff

Your La Trobe Melbourne student or staff card gives you access to a Transact La Trobe account. If you are a first time user you need to register your Transact account. You can then pay for printing by loading credit onto your card at a Transact La Trobe reload station or online using your credit card.

Visitors and CAVAL users

You will need to purchase a $2 rechargeable (non-refundable) card from a Transact Card dispensing and reload machine. This will have enough credit to copy three A4 sheets.

To print:

  • At the Melbourne campus, you can print from the guest computers located near the Inquiry Desk.
  • At Bendigo ask library staff for assistance.
  • At Albury-Wodonga you can print from any computer by logging in as a guest.
  • Visitors to other campus libraries are unable to print from a computer.

Cost of printing

Type of print Melbourne Bendigo Albury-Wodonga Shepparton Mildura
Black and white A4 single-sided $0.09 $0.09 $0.09 $0.09 $0.09
Black and white A4 double-sided $0.17 $0.17 $0.17
(default setting)
$0.17 $0.17
Black and white A3 single-sided $0.14 $0.14 n/a $0.14 $0.14
Black and white A3 double-sided $0.26 $0.26 n/a $0.26 $0.26
Colour A4 single-sided $0.42 $0.42 $0.42 $0.42 n/a
Colour A4 double-sided $0.84 $0.84 n/a $0.84 n/a
Colour A3 single-sided $0.77 $0.77 n/a n/a n/a
Colour A3 double-sided $1.54 $1.54 n/a n/a n/a
Microform printer $0.33 n/a $0.12 n/a n/a

How to print / Getting help

Printing is available from all computers in the library. You can collect your printing from any of the printers. If you have any mechanical difficulties, speak to staff at the Inquiry/Loans Desk.

Melbourne

1. Select Print from the File menu of the software you are using

2. Choose either the black and white printer or colour printer and then select within print options if you require single or double-sided printing

3. Choose A3 or A4 paper size only. Do not select 'legal', or any other size

4. Click on the Print or OK button

5. Your print work is sent to a queue at all printers in the library. You can collect black and white printing from any printer. Colour printing is sent to and collected from the colour printer at the north end of level 1

6. Go to the print monitor (the screen next to or near the printer)

7. On the print monitor, select your print work by double clicking your username

8. Select the files you want to print, and then click Print

9. Put your card on top of the small reader in front of you

10. Select Print when the option appears on the print monitor. If you do not have credit, recharge your card at a Transact La Trobe reload station and try printing again. Your print work will only appear in the print queue for 90 minutes

Bendigo

Black and white printing

1. Select Print from the File menu of the software you are using

2. Click on the Print or OK button

3. Your print work is sent to a queue and is available from any printer in the library

4. Go to the print monitor (the screen next to or near the printer)

5. Identify and select the files you want to print

6. Put your card on top of the small reader in front of you

7. Select Print when the option appears on the print monitor. If you do not have credit, recharge your card at a Transact La Trobe reload station and try printing again. Your print work will only appear in the print queue for 90 minutes

Colour printing

1. Select Print from the File menu of the software you are using

2. Select colour

3. Choose A3 or A4 paper size only. Do not select 'letter', 'legal', or any other size

4. Click on the Print or OK button

5. Collect printing from the colour printer/photocopier in the photocopier room on level 2

6. Swipe your card on the side of the Transact La Trobe key pad

7. Follow the prompts

8. If you do not have credit, recharge your card at a Transact La Trobe reload station and try printing again. Your print work will only appear in the print queue for 90 minutes.

Albury-Wodonga

1. Select Print from the File menu of the software you are using

2. Choose black and white (AW-Library-Black on aw-pcounter) or colour (aw-Library-Colour on aw-pcounter) from the printer name

3. Choose A4 paper size only. Do not select 'letter', 'legal', or any other size

4. Click on the Print or OK button

5. Your print work is sent to a queue at all printers in the library. Go to any printer

6. Go to the print monitor (the screen next to or near the printer)

7. On the print monitor, select your print work by double clicking your username

8. Select the files you want to print, and then click Print

9. Put your card on top of the small reader in front of you

10. Select Print when the option appears on the print monitor. If you do not have credit, recharge your card at a Transact La Trobe reload station and try printing again. Your print work will only appear in the print queue for 90 minutes

Shepparton

1. Select Print from the File menu of the software you are using

2. Choose black and white or colour from the printer name

3. Choose A4 paper size only. Do not select 'letter', 'legal', or any other size

4. Click on the Print or OK button

5. Your print work is sent to a queue at all printers in the library

6. You can collect your print work from any printer

Mildura

1. Select Print from the File menu of the software you are using

2. Choose black and white or colour from the printer name

3. Choose A3 or A4 paper size only. Do not select 'letter', 'legal', or any other size

4. Click on the Print or OK button

5. Your print work is sent to the printer

6. Collect your print work from the printer

If you do not have credit, recharge your card online or by using the recharge machine

Location of printers

View the floor plans for locations of printers.

Set up wireless printing for your laptop

Wireless printing is available at the Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga and Mildura campus libraries.

Make sure your laptop has been set up to connect to wireless internet before you begin. Mildura students, ask at the desk to organise the set up.

Instructions on how to set up wireless printing.