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Compute, Print, Copy, Scan, Fax and Microfilm





Microfilm Machines


Software Applications Available @ GC 






PC & MAC workstations require a GC network login to use the Internet, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, library databases, and to print.


Note for library patrons without Graduate Center accounts:

Access to library workstations is limited to those located on the first floor next to the Circulation Desk and to workstations adjacent to the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. These workstations provide access only to the Library’s catalog, our electronic resources and to the Internet. Word processing, spreadsheet and other types of software are unavailable on those workstations.

Read the University’s Computer Use Policy.





Printing from library databases and software is free from the GC network available only to GC faculty, students, staff, and those with GC computer network accounts. Network printers labeled Liblaser 1 and Liblaser 2 reside on the library’s 2nd floor, on the 34th St side. Once you send a print-job to the printer, visit and use the print-release station to release and pick up the print job. Additional printers are on the Concourse level computer lab and in department labs. See IT guides for Mac printing, color printing, double-sided printing. Color printing is available in the Mac Media Lab on the Concourse level. Report printer problems to the IT Help Desk on the Library Concourse level, 212-817-7300 or

B & W and color printing is available to non-Graduate Center visitors using the library XEROX photocopier (see below). Bring a flash/thumb drive to print PDF documents.






There are 4 touch screen bookscanners on the table between the reference and help desks (directly north of the elevator) on the 2nd floor and a  KIC Bookeye scanner on the northeast corner (34th st and 5th avenue) of the second floor. Read about it here.

Additionally, two of the KM 350 copiers near the helpdesk and second floor bathroom’s have been configured to scan to email.  Read how to scan to email, here.



Compliance with Copyright Law 

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material; the person using the library’s equipment is liable for any infringement.

Details regarding copyright compliance may be found on the (C)opyright @ CUNY Website .



Copy Machines

The library’s copy machine, a Xerox 7120 , is located on the 1st floor, near the circulation desk, and has copying  (BW or color), printing (BW or color) and scanning  functionality.  Color copies or prints from your USB flash drives are only  $.15.  Scans to USB flash drives are free.   Copy or scan using the document feeder or place items directly on the scanning bed. Printing is only available for PDF, TIFF and XPS files.

Purchase JAMEX copy/print cards from dispensers on the library 1st and 2nd floors. Buy the card with a $1 bill, then re-insert the card to add more value.  Cards are reusable, but not transferrable to other libraries. Report library copy machine problems to the library Circulation/Reserve Desk 212-817-7083 or

Quick Guide: Scanning to and Printing from a USB Flash Drive

XEROX User’s Guide (Note: Not all functions available)




Microfilm Readers

Microfilm Readers: The library has two models of microfilm readers.  

For detailed instructions and troubleshooting information see the ScanPro User Guide & Video or ViewScan (Quick Start GuideVendor’s User Guide or a draft of librarian guide) guides.  Note,  the ScanPro 200 has a Auto-Scan feature; click here to read about it.  And here is how to load/thread it: loading


Only GC Students/Faculty can save to their network U drives -or-  Print to a Network Printer.   Guests (non GC users) can only save to a Flash Drive (however, the Viewscan scanner has the additional functions of being able to send email or send to your Google Docs account).

By default the attached workstation is logged into the generic account not providing access to your U drive space. To access your U drive space, please switch users by:


  1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then click the arrow next to the Shut Down button Picture of the Shut Down button.
  2. Click Switch User.

  3. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and then enter your username and password.

If you logged in with your network account, please do not forget to log-off after completing your tasks.

Logging in to microfilm workstations for non-GC users:  If the computer is not currently logged on, you may press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” and restart the microfilm workstation so that the workstation will be automatically logged-on for your convenience.





Fax Machines

The RightFax Client is on Citrix and is available to everyone who has an active GC network account.