How to print and copy

Adding funds to your ONECard account and using PaperCut to print

Printing is paid for with funds on your UVic ONECard account. You can add funds to your ONECard Flex account online using Visa, MasterCard, Amercian Express, or Interac Online payment at or using the mobile app.  You can also add funds at the ONECard office, at the University Food Services office, or any University Food Services dining location.  Parents, guardians, friends and family can also add money to your ONECard with your V number and date of birth. 

The charge for printing is $0.12 cents per side for black and white prints, and $0.40 cents per side for colour prints (black and white print jobs sent to the colour printer will still cost $0.40 cents per side). Payment is deducted from your ONECard account when your release your print job from the print release station using your Netlink ID and password.

How to print

1. Select File, then Print
2. Select the black & white or the colour printer (black & white is the default).
3. Printers default to the double-sided (duplex). You may change the duplex setting to single-sided as required. To print single-sided:
  • Once the Print Dialgoue box appears, click on the Properties box.
  • On the Paper/Output Tab, under the 2-sided printing section, select 1-sided print.
  • Click OK to apply the 1-sided setting.

4. Click OK in print dialogue box to send print job to printer.
5. Your document will be sent to the printing queue with your Netlink ID as the name for the print job.

At any of the print release stations, logon with your Netlink ID and password and release the your print job. Payment is taken from your UVic ONECard flex account.

Print jobs will be available for printing at the print station for two hours only. After that, they're automatically deleted from the print queue and cannot be retrieved.


To use the Libraries photocopiers and microform reader-printers, you'll need to buy a copycard. These cards are reusable and have no expiry date.

Copycards are available at the McPherson Library and Priestly Law Library loan desks. Value can be added to copycards in one dollar denominations from $1 to $25. Any value remaining on the copycard is not refundable.

To care for your copycard:

  • Do not bend, scratch or write on the card.
  • Do not try to pull the card out of the card reader.
  • Keep the card away from heat and magnetic fields.

Please return empty cards to the Main Loan desk for proper recycling.

Refund Policy and Reprints

Reprints for print jobs will only be granted for the following reasons and are at the discretion of library staff:

  1. Fading or streaked printer toner.
  2. Paper jams where printer does not automatically reprint the job.
  3. Printer has to be powered down to fix an error and print job does not print upon powering back up.
  4. Formatting issues where staff have assisted.

Wireless printing from personal laptops

All files, instructions and help for setting up PaperCut Mobility on devices running Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and ChromeOS are available under PaperCut Mobility Printing.

When setting up PaperCut Mobility printing, you can select the following library printers as needed:

LIBRBW - McPherson Library Black & White
LIBRC - McPherson Library Colour

LawlibBW - Law Library Black & White
LawLibColour - Law Library Colour

Only users with a valid NetLink ID who are current students, faculty or staff members can have wireless printing configured to their personal laptops.

Your document will be printed once you release your print job from one of the print release stations.


When printing or copying, the provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C. 1985, c.C-42) and the Access Copyright License must be observed. The relevant restrictions are displayed prominently at each printer and photocopier.