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Learning Commons: Printing

Information about services and resources

The Basics

  • Printing costs $.05 per page
  • Papercut is the print management software which releases print jobs.
  • All students have a Papercut account
  • Printing from your personal device is not enabled
  • Computers are all  Windows (Our apologies to the MAC users)


  • Life West students automatically have $2.00 per quarter added to their PaperCut account
  • For help:
    • see binder on the table near photocopier/scanner for illustrated instructions
    • get help from circulation staff
    • use these links to track balance, or seek assistance with login 

Two black and white desktop printers are located in the computer area

One color copier/printer and scanner is located left of the museum entrance

Printers and Copier/Scanner
Visitors can ask for assistance at circulation desk.

  • PaperCut login is required to activate controls, even for free scanning  
  • Free scanning to email
    Only students can choose Email Me to send to @college address
    Any user can manually input an email address
  • For free scanning to USB: Login first, and then insert USB in port on side of photocopier.  
  • For printing from USB:  Login first, and then insert USB; files must be in JPG, PDF or TIFF format
  • Printing costs $.05 per page; black & white or color from all sources:  nearby scanner, photocopying, or files  stored on USB
  • Log out (Press Access key)



Free WifFi access is available throughout the college.  

Please inquire at the circulation desk for the password. 

Settings are retained on your device after the initial connection is set up.   

Learning Commons/Library
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
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