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Technology at SCU

Getting Started with SmartPrint

Essential information about how to start using SmartPrint printing


If you are a guest of the university, please review the Guest Printing guide to get started.

For SCU affiliates, (active students, faculty and staff), you must  visit the ACCESS office in Benson Memorial Center and obtain an ACCESS card in order to use SmartPrint.  If you have not obtained an ACCESS card, when you try to release a print job, you will get an error message indicating there is insufficient funds and you will not be able to print.  By obtaining an ACCESS card, your SmartPrint free print allocation funds will be activated.  You may review the SmartPrint Pricing page to see what your SmartPrint free allocation is and how much is charged for SmartPrint printing.

After obtaining an ACCESS card for the first time or getting a replacement ACCESS card, please wait about 20 minutes before trying to release a print job.  Your new card information takes a few minutes to transfer over to the SmartPrint system.   Please note that once you get a new or replacement card, any previous ACCESS cards you may have had will be void and cannot be used to tap into the SmartPrint release station.

Each morning by 8:30am, the ACCESS office sends all user and card information to the SmartPrint system to synchronize all users and card information from the previous day.  If you are unable to print at 8:30am the day after you obtained a new card, please contact the Technology Help Desk on the 1st Floor of the main Library.