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Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)

Printing for Students


Course-related Printing (Black and White/Color)

The student computer labs and the Library use print management software.  Each student receives an allocation of laser printing at the beginning of every semester. The print balance is not carried over from one session/semester to the next.  Students who need to print beyond their semester allocation can add value to their printing accounts at a kiosk that accepts cash on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

The printing allocations are as follows:

Fall Semester $100
Winter Session $30
Spring Semester $100
Summer Session $30 (Per Summer Session)

Black and White prints:                   $0.20 per page with no deduction for the second side of a double-sided copy.
Color prints:                                       $1.00 per page.

(Color printers are available on the 2nd floor and the BCTC Lab on the 6th floor of the Library Building)

The printing service is intended to support course-related work only. Lab staff have the right to ensure that the printing service is not being used for other purposes and they will cancel print jobs and retain prints that do not adhere to this restriction.  Students should not use the printing service to obtain blank paper.  Abuse of the printing service may lead to the cancellation of a printing account and disciplinary action.

As part of the College's commitment to Sustainability and a greener campus, students are asked to print only when necessary. In addition, printers are set for double-sided (duplex) copying by default and print at 300 dpi.

Students should review documents in Print Preview before printing them to avoid any issues such as empty pages, garbled text, or printing the wrong document.

No credits are provided for sending wrong print jobs, corrupt jobs or printer malfunctions.


Self Service Print Account Management Kiosk

Available in two locations (one on the 2nd floor of the Library and the other inside the 6th Floor Library Lab), the self service print kiosks allow students the opportunity to replenish their print accounts once their balance is below $20. The kiosks only accept dollar bills and amounts allocated to an account are unable to be refunded. To avoid the issue of accounts having large balances, student cannot replenish an account to a balance more than $20.

Balances are handled the same way as student print accounts - They are only available for the current semester and not carried over to subsequent semesters.


Resume Printing

Resume printing on bond paper selected by the Career Development Center is not deducted from the printing allocation assigned to students. A laser printer dedicated to printing student resumes. Resume Printing is only available to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who are able to enter the 6th Floor Student Computing Lab in the Library Building. Please ask a Lab Assistant for details and assistance.