Printing at Lehigh Sites

Lehigh recognizes both the importance of printing to its students and the need to reduce unchecked waste. Each August, all Lehigh users - faculty, staff, and students - are given a public site print allowance of $75 for the year, at no cost to them. Statistics show that this allowance meets the printing needs of most Lehigh students. The printing allowance also helps to make a dramatic difference in reducing paper waste while at the same time contributing to Lehigh's efforts to foster a sustainable campus.

Latest Printing News

LTS has created a helpful guide for faculty to easily navigate Lehigh's printing policies and resources. It also provides a list of best printing practices for both faculty and students. View and download Student Printing at Lehigh: A Guide for Faculty. You can view more tips and resources for reducing paper waste here.

Printing Statistics for 2012/2013

Since the implementation of PaperCut and a print allowance in the Fall of 2011, LTS has seen a significant decrease in the amount of excessive printing and paper waste both statistically as well as at the physical printers themselves. In fact, over 95% of all users did not reach or exceed their print allowance during the past school year. The chart below displays the printing averages for users printing to LTS public site printers in the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 school year, as recorded by PaperCut.


Print Stats 2013

Read more about Printing News and Statistics for 2012/13.


Checking Your Printing Account

You can check your printing account anytime by viewing the PaperCut gadget on the desktop screen of any public site computer OR by logging into your PaperCut account. You can learn more about checking your account in PaperCut using these instructions. Remember, your printing allowance is applied at public site printers only.

Getting Assistance with Printing

If you need to add additional funds to your account, you can do by speaking to staff member at the Circulation Desk at either library. More information can be found here. Please speak to a staff member at the Help Desk immediately if you experience any problems with printing at a public site. For answers to other commonly asked questions about printing at Lehigh, see the FAQ.

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