Printing, Copying, and Scanning

Each student receives an annual allowance of 1,500 pages of "free" printing in the computer lab and the three printers/copiers/scanners on the library’s second floor. The credit, equivalent to $75, is placed in your printing account each August 15.



Instructions for Printing using a Web Browser

  1. Go to and log in with your SMU ID and Password.
  2. Click on "Web Print" on the left hand column and then on "Submit a Job."
  3. Choose your printer, number of copies and upload your documents. Maximum file size is 10MB.
  4. Find the nearest printer and either swipe your ID Card or enter your SMU ID and password to print your document.

Additional Printing Information

  • Add funds to your SMU ID card account with PaperCut 
  • Printing not released within 4 hours is automatically deleted from the server at no charge
  • More information

Lexis Printers

Lexis allows students to print research materials from its database for free on Lexis-owned printers in the library’s computer lab.  Using the Lexis printers is a great way to conserve your annual 1500-page “free” printing allotment.  To print to the Lexis printers, select the "LIBRARY" or "3RD FLOOR COMPUTER LAB" printer from the Lexis printing options.


Multi-function machines that photocopy, print, and scan are available on the law library’s second floor. 

  • Photocopying/Printing/Scanning by SMU Faculty, Staff, and Students:  You can use the photocopiers/printers/scanners by swiping your SMU ID card in the attached card reader or by manually keying in your ID number and password.
  • Photocopying/Printing/Scanning by Guests:  Payment for photocopies/printing/scanning requires that you to create a photocopy/print/scan account online.  View instructions for creating your account, adding monetary value to your account, and photocopying/printing/scanning.


All photocopiers / printers / scanners on the library's second floor are equipped for scanning. The photocopiers include document feeders and are a fast option for scanning numerous loose pages. Documents that are scanned are delivered by email.  Due to file size limits of the email system, there is a 60 page limit per scan. There is no charge for scanning, but a user account is required.