How Much is Printing / Copying?

You must pay for prints and copies with a print card.

  • Black / white prints & copies: 10 cents / page
  • Color prints & copies: 40 cents / page

Where Do I Buy a Print Card?

Print cards can be purchased at the following Merced Campus locations:

  • print card dispenser on the 1st floor of the Downey Learning Resource Center (map)
  • pre-loaded from the Campus Bookstore, located in the Student Union Building (map)
  • pre-loaded from the vending machine in the Student Union Building (map)

How Do I Purchase a Print Card from a Dispenser?

  • The first time you purchase a print card from a dispenser, you will need to pay using a $1 bill
    • There is an initial one-time 50-cent fee for the print card,  & you will have a balance of 50 cents on the card
    • There is an ATM near the Student Union Building
    • The 1st Floor Circulation Desk can break $5 bills
  • Keep your card, so you can re-load it at a dispenser with cash
  • Maximum amount you can load on a print card is $50

Where are the Printers / Copiers?

Downey Learning Resource Center
1st Floor
  • 2 black / white printers
  • 2 color printers
  • 1 black / white copy machine in the Copy Room
  • 1 color copy machine in the Copy Room
2nd Floor
  • 1 black / white printer
  • 1 black / white copy machine
  • 1 color copy machine
Los Banos Campus Library
  • 1 black / white printer
  • 1 black / white copy machine

How Do I Print Over Wi-Fi?

Print from home or on the go wherever you have internet access using your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. For instructions, download Print Using Your Own Device (PDF) or follow the steps below: 

  1. Register your email at the OCS Web Print and Email Print setup website:
  2. Select "Merced College" as the site
  3. Follow the online instructions and wait for your confirmation email
  4. Make note of your new ID code for WiFi printing
  5. When printing over Wi-Fi, it may take up to 5 minutes for your job to show up at a print release station.  You can submit a print job up to 48 hours in advance.
  6. Once your email is registered, you can upload future print jobs to

For questions about the OCS website, email Thom at

How Do I Pick Up My Print Jobs?

Whether you print from a library computer, library tablet, or wirelessly from your own device, release and pick up your prints at:

  • either of the two print release stations on the 1st floor; or the
  • print release station on the 2nd floor

Follow the prompts on the computer at the print release station. You will need to enter your Portal username  & password (or ID code if printing wirelessly), select your print job(s), and insert your print card to pay for the prints.

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