OTS computer labs are equipped with printers for members of the IIT community to use. An OTS computer lab and printing account is automatically created for each registered student. Users must have a computer lab account to access lab computers and print in OTS computer labs.
Please visit our policies page for more information on computer lab and printing accounts policies.
Students, faculty and staff can log in and print in computer labs with their myIIT username and password (same as IIT Email username and password). When a myIIT password is changed, computer lab accounts will reflect the change.
Every student receives $12.50 in free printing credits, or the equivalent of 250 black and white, letter-size (8.5" x 11") prints, each semester they are enrolled in classes.
Free printing credits are applied to student accounts each semester. Free printing credits that remain in a user’s account at the end of the fall and spring semesters will roll over to the next semester until the end of the academic year (end of the summer semester). At the completion of the summer semester all remaining free printing credits from that year will expire.
Free printing credits are non-refundable and are expired annually with no exceptions. If a student has NOT registered for classes over the course of one academic year their printing account will be disabled and any remaining free credits will expire. Once the student registers for classes their printing account will be enabled and free credits for the current semester will be applied to their account. Faculty and staff printing accounts do not receive free printing credits. In order to print in OTS labs, faculty and staff members must add funds to their printing account.
Users may deposit additional funds to their printing account through the myIIT portal or at the OTS Support Desk located on the upper level of the Galvin Library. Credit cards are accepted through the IIT Print channel and cash and check are accepted at the OTS office on Main Campus in Stuart Building.
* Personal funds deposited by a user will roll over every semester, as well as every year until the individual uses the funds or requests a refund of their cash deposit balance.
Free printing credits are non-refundable. Unused personal cash deposits may be refunded at the OTS Office in Stuart Building, Room 007. The receipt provided with the personal deposit must be presented for a refund.
If a user wishes to receive an adjustment to their free credit or cash deposit balance for a print job that was not completed or was damaged due to an equipment error, they may complete a “Balance Adjustment Request” form. These forms are available from the lab assistant in each computer lab. The form must be completed in the lab and submitted to the assistant working at the time of the printing error. Forms are collected and submitted for processing twice a week. It may take several days for an adjustment to be reflected in the user’s account balance.
Current Printing Prices
Black and White Letter (8.5 inches x 11 inches)
$.05 per sheet
$.04 per page
Black and White Tabloid (11 inches x 17 inches)
$.12 per sheet
$.10 per page
Color Letter (8.5 inches x 11 inches)
$.40 per sheet
Color Tabloid (11 inches x 17 inches)
$.80 per sheet
$5.00 per linear foot ($0.42 per inch)
Black and White Plot
$1.25 per linear foot
Users may view their printing account balance via the MyPrint channel in the myIIT portal. The channel is located on the Finances tab. A link to install print drivers for OTS lab printers to a user’s personal computer is also in the MyPrint channel. The Printing Package drivers are only for non-lab computers. The drivers can not be installed on OTS lab computers, which are set to print directly to printers in that lab.
MobilePrint is a new service for printing through mobile devices that have an email client (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile). This service is tied to the existing university printing system, and your printing credits will be used for printing with MobilePrint. More detailed information on how to utilize MobilePrint is available here.
IIT Remote Printing Members of the IIT community can use their computer lab account to send a print job from their personal computer to a Printing Release Station. After downloading the printing package from the myIIT Print Channel, users can send a printing job to the OTS lab printing queue. The document will remain in the queue for 24 hours until the individual logs into a Printing Release Station and sends the document to a printer connected to that station.
Crown Hall, Room 001 (black and white)
Galvin Library, Upper Level (black and white)
Galvin Library, Lower Level (black and white/color)
IIT Tower Student Lounge, Room 13C5-1 on 13th Floor (black and white)
McCormick Student Village (MSV), First Floor Lounge Area (Vending Machines), two release stations (black and white)
McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), Potter Area (black and white/color)
Perlstein Hall, Second Floor Lounge (black and white)
State Street Village (SSV), Lounge 5.1 (black and white)
Stuart Building, Room 112 (black and white/color)
Tech North, Room 110 (black and white/color/plotter)
Downtown Campus Student Lounge, Room 480 (black and white/color)
Documents are held in the printing queue for 24 hours after initial submission. To print a document after this 24 hour period has passed, the user must resend the print job. OTS recommends that users always keep a back up copy of their file on a storage device or as an attachment in an email message. OTS is not responsible for documents that are submitted incorrectly or removed from the queue after the 24 hour holding period.
IIT faculty and staff members may request group printing accounts for research and administrative activities. For more information, visit the Group Printing Policy. To request a group printing account, please complete the Group Printing Account Request Form.
Non-IIT organizations that are renting OTS computer labs may request group printing accounts for research and administrative activities for the duration of their rental agreement. Please review the Non-IIT Group Printing Policy for more information on group printing guidelines and details on how to request an account.