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.

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.

Install printer drivers

Select your campus and install the relevant printer drivers.

Melbourne

Right-click the Melbourne printer drivers file and download to your desktop by selecting Save Link As.

Double click on the downloaded 'Printers_Bun.bat' file on your desktop to install on your laptop.

Bendigo

Right-click the Bendigo printer drivers file and download to your desktop by selecting Save Link As.

Double click on the downloaded 'Printers_Ben.bat' file on your desktop to install on your laptop.

Albury-Wodonga

Right-click both the Albury-Wodonga library printer drivers and Albury-Wodonga student labs printer drivers and download to your desktop by selecting Save Link As.

Double click on the downloaded 'Printers_AW.bat' and 'Printers_AWlabs' files on your desktop to install on your laptop.

When you are installing the printer driver files, you will be prompted for your La Trobe University username and password.

  • You must enter students\ before your username.
  • e.g. students\jbloggs.
  • Tick Remember my password to avoid having to repeat this procedure.
  • Click Yes if a dialogue box appears.
  • If you receive an Access Denied error, ensure Client for Microsoft Networks is ticked in your wireless settings.

Mac OS 10.7, 10.6

These instructions are for Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

1. Open a web browser and type http://localhost:631/ in the address bar. Click on the Administration tab and click the Add printer button.

If you are prompted for login details you will need to enter your laptop administrator username and password, not your La Trobe University username and password.

2. From the dropdown list under the Administration tab, select Windows printer via samba and click continue.

3. In the Device URI box, type'smb://STUDENTS;username:password@printer-name'

  • The username is your La Trobe University username used to log in to a library computer (e.g. jbloggs).
  • The password is your La Trobe University password used to log in to a library computer.
  • The printer-name is the name of the printer you want to connect to.
  • E.g. If Joe Bloggs wanted to connect to the Bendigo black and white printer, he would enter:smb://STUDENTS;jbloggs:mypassword@\\StudentPrint2\LBE-Black&White

Melbourne

Printer you want to connect to Printer name
Black and white single sided \\studentPrint2\LBU-Black^&White
Colour single sided \\studentPrint2\LBU-Colour

Bendigo

Printer you want to connect to Printer name
Black and white \\StudentPrint2\LBE-Black&White
Colour \\StudentPrint1\CGB-LBE-Colour

Albury-Wodonga

Printer you want to connect to Printer name
Library - Black and white \\StudentPrint2\LAW-Black&White
Library - Colour \\StudentPrint2\LAW-Colour
Student lab - Black and white \\StudentPrint2\AW-PCLab-Black
Student lab - Colour \\StudentPrint2\AW-PCLab-Colour

4. Click Continue.

5. Enter the name, location and description from the list below for the printer you want to connect to.

Melbourne

Printer you want to connect to Information to enter
Black and white
Name
\\studentPrint2\LBU-Black^&White
Location
Melbourne Library
Description
Prints single sided black and white
Colour single sided
Name
\\StudentPrint1\CGB-LBE-Colour
Location
Melbourne Library
Description
Prints single sided colour

Bendigo

Printer you want to connect to Information to enter
Black and white
Name
\\StudentPrint2\LBE-Black&White
Location
Bendigo Library
Description
Prints black and white
Colour
Name
\\StudentPrint1\CGB-LBE-Colour
Location
Bendigo Library
Description
Prints colour

Albury-Wodonga

Printer you want to connect to Information to enter
Library - Black and white
Name
\\StudentPrint2\LAW-Black&White
Location
Albury-Wodonga Library
Description
Prints black and white
Library - Colour
Name
\\StudentPrint2\LAW-Colour
Location
Albury-Wodonga Library
Description
Prints colour
Student lab - Black and white
Name
\\StudentPrint2\AW-PCLab-Black
Location
Albury-Wodonga Student Lab
Description
Prints black and white
Student lab - Colour
Name
\\StudentPrint2\AW-PCLab-Colour
Location
Albury-Wodonga Student Lab
Description
Prints colour

6. Click Continue.

7. In the Make box, select Generic and click Continue.

8. From the list, select Generic PCL Laser Printer and click Add printer, then under General select Set printer options.