UGL 101: Printing from a Laptop

It’s week three of classes and by now you are probably settling into the swing of things. Hopefully you find yourself studying at the UGL, absorbing all that knowledge, and sipping on your pumpkin spiced latte (or energy drink, whichever). As you find yourself immersed in a reading on your laptop, you realize that you have to print out something. Wait, does this mean that you have to actually find an open public computer to print your things out? No! You can print out your work from the convenience of your own laptop. Follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way to becoming a printing wizard!

UGL 101: an introduction

UGL 101

The first step is saving your file on your hard drive. Protip: make sure that the name of a file is something you can easily recognize without having to scroll down a list of documents.

The next step is logging into IllinoisNet. This is the only wireless network that will work for laptop printing. Once you’ve connected to IllinoisNet, go to this website: http://go.library.illinois.edu/webprinting

This page should appear and ask you for your NetID and password.

Login box for laptop printing

Your NetID is the same username you use for your Illinois email account.

Once you have logged in, click on the “Web Print” tab on the left side of the window.

Page for Laptop printing

Click on “web printing”

Once you are on this page, you can upload your document. Remember, if your document is anything other than Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, or PDF, you will need to convert it to a PDF. Once your file is in an accepted format, click on “submit a job.”

It will then take you to a page that looks like this:

Printing from a laptop

Select which printer you would like to use

You have the choice of selecting which printer you would like to print from. Black and white printing is 10 cents per page and color printing is 30 cents per page. Once you have selected your printer, proceed to step 2, which is to select the number of copies you would like to print of the selected document.

The third step will be to upload your document. Click on “Choose File” and select the file you want to print from wherever you saved it on your computer. Then click “Upload and Complete.”

Once you have uploaded your document, it may take a couple of seconds for it to fully upload, so be patient! When the status is “Held in Queue”, that’s when you are able to go to a printing station and print out your document. If you have questions regarding the printing stations, see our helpful guide to printing at the UGL.

The file must be in an acceptable format.

When the status is “held in Queue”, you are ready to go to the printing station

See? Easy as pie! It’s one less thing to worry about, and you can go back to sipping on your pumpkin spiced latte (or energy drink, if that’s your poison).

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