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PaperCut is the software that runs printing at the library. Follow the steps below to use PaperCut to print your document(s):

  1. Save your work to the desktop.  See the table below with file formats that are accepted by PaperCut.  If you need help getting your document into an accepted format, please ask for help at the front desk.
  2. Make sure you have money in your Papercut account.  (There's a pay station on the ground floor of the library, across from the front desk.  Each student has $15.00 free printing.)
  3. Open a browser to and log in to PaperCut with your MySolano username and password
  4. Click WEB PRINT (left navigation bar of the page)
  5. Click SUBMIT A JOB (green button, middle-top of the page)
  7. Drag/Attach your documents and click UPLOAD & COMPLETE (bottom of the page)
    • This may take a minute to upload.
  8. Once your print job status says "Held in a queue", you can go to any printer to release your print job using your MySolano credentials.
  9. If your job printed satisfactorily, please restart the computer.  (This will delete your files and log you out of PaperCut.)


Formats Accepted

Applications: Extensions:
Microsoft EXCEL xlam, xls, xlsb, xlsm, slsx, xltm, xltx
Microsoft POWERPOINT pot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx ppt, pptm, pptx
Microsoft WORD doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf
Adobe PDF pdf
Photos/Images (will only print in Black & White) bmp, dib, gif, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff
XML xls

Printing Basics

Instructions for printing in the library are on this page.

You have $15.00 credit on your PaperCut account at the start of the semester.

Printing or scanning costs 10 cents per page/side beyond your $15.00.

It is recommended that once you complete printing, you restart the computer which will delete your files and log you out of Papercut.

Video Steps


Here's a visual walkthrough {21 seconds long!}  of the steps outlined on this page for navigating PaperCut and printing.  If you get stuck, have questions, or need help, just come as one of us at the front desk. 

{Note: this video has no sound!  Steps are provided in print on this page instead.}