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Printing in the labs

Self-serve black-and-white and colour printing is available in most computer labs and libraries across the UVic campus. Printing services are provided through PaperCut, a print management software.

Printing with PaperCut

All current students, staff, and faculty are eligible to use PaperCut. All you need is a valid NetLink ID and ONECard flex funds to print. You don’t need your physical ONECard to print.

All our lab computers are already set up to print using PaperCut. Printing is available any time during computer lab operating hours.

PaperCut printing is also available in the McPherson Library and several other labs on campus.


All our locations have black-and-white printing for $0.12 per page.

Colour printing is available in BEC and Clearihue. It costs $0.40 per page. Refunds are not available for user error or unused ONECard flex funds. For more information about the ONECard refund policy, check out the cardholder agreement.

You can also set up Papercut Mobility on your own devices for quicker printing. No need to email yourself documents anymore! 


PaperCut Mobility

You can also set up Papercut Mobility on your own devices for quicker printing. No need to email yourself documents anymore! Supported devices include:

  • Windows (excluding ARM-based PCs)
  • macOS
  • iPhone and iPad
  • Android
  • ChromeOS

To set up PaperCut mobility on your device:

  1. If you're not on the campus network, connect to UVic VPN
  2. Go to Mobility Print setup and follow the instructions
  3. If you're prompted to sign in to your PaperCut account, sign in with your NetLink ID and passphrase

You can get more information and step-by-step instructions for setting up a mobility print device on the Papercut support site.

You can add whichever printers you want to use, based on location and type of printing (black and white or colour). You can remove printers when you're done with them or re-run the installer to add additional printers at any time.

In the Clearihue building computer labs:

  • cle-bw-r: Black-and-white printing on the main floor (scroll to the bottom of the list)
  • CLEUF-C: Colour printing on the main floor
  • CLE-BW: Black-and-white printing in the basement

In the BEC building computer labs:

  • BEC-BW-R: Black-and-white printing
  • BEC-CLR-R: Colour printing

In the McPherson Library—Mearns Centre for Learning:

  • LIBRBW-R: Black-and-white printing
  • LIBRC: Colour printing

In the law library:

  • LawlibBW: Black-and-white printing
  • LawLibColour: Colour printing:

In the HSD building computer labs:

  • HSD-BW-R: Black-and-white printing

Need help?

The support desk staff can answer any printing questions and help with troubleshooting PaperCut. They can also reprint your job if it fails for technical reasons like paper jams, streaking toner, or equipment failure.

You can also contact us for help with any questions about UVic technology, services, or accounts.