Print Machine
Self-service Print Card Station

 About Using the Print Card

  • The first time you purchase a print card, you will need to use a $1.00 bill and there will be an initial one time 50-cent fee for the print card. Then, keep your card so you can re-load it.
  • The maximum amount you can load on a print card is $50.00.
  • The cost for black/white printing will be 10 cents and color printing will cost 40 cents per page.
  • Pre-loaded print cards are available at the Bookstore and from the vending machine in the Student Union Building outside Study Central.

Where to Buy a Print Card

  • Merced Campus
    • Print card dispensers are available at the following locations on Merced Main Campus (see campus map):
      • Student Union Building, outside of Study Central
      • Interdisciplinary Literacy Center (ILC), Communication Building, Room 2
      • Library (Learning Resource Center - LRC)
      • Bookstore
  • Los Banos Campus
    • Print card dispensers are available at the following locations on Los Banos Campus.
      • Library (Room A121)

Where Can I Print?

Use your print card at these locations:

  • Merced Campus:
    • Study Central-Student Union Building, Room 140, Black/White & Color
    • Interdisciplinary Literacy Center (ILC) Communication Building, Room 2, black/white & Color
    • Learning Resource Center (LRC) -black/white & Color
    • Tutorial Center-Communication Building, Room1, black/white
    • Math Lab-Science Building, Room 201, black/white 
  • Los Banos Campus:
    • Student Success Center (Building A Room A109), Black/White
    • Library (Building A Room A121) -black/white & Color

Print Using Your Own Device over Wi-Fi

You can print from home, or the coffee shop, using your phone, tablet or laptop! Here's how:

  1. Register your email at the OCS Web Print and Email Print setup site: Select "Merced College" as the site.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on where to email or upload your print job.
  3. Once your email is registered, you can upload future print jobs to

Tips for printing from your own device:

  • Make note of your new ID code. Your code will show up after you print.
  • When printing over Wi-Fi, it may take up to 5 minutes for your job to show up at Merced College print stations.  You can submit a print job up up to 48 hours prior.
  • If you need help or have questions please email Thom at
  • Download the flyer on how to print using your own device over Wi-Fi (pdf).