Printing update:

Due to Governor Murphy’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order, all library buildings, computer labs, and student centers at Rutgers University are closed; therefore, printing services are unavailable at this time.

The Office of Information Technology advises students to continue to use digital files when possible and review the technology resources that are available. Additionally, if individuals (i.e. faculty, staff, businesses) are asking for printed copies, consult with them to see if an electronic format will suffice due to these extenuating circumstances.

Please note online library services are available through the Rutgers University Libraries website. For additional information on the campus operating status, please visit

Printing is available at Office of Information Technology computer labs.  

You may print from lab computers, laptops, and mobile devices to black-and-white or color printers. Print jobs may be submitted from lab computers or wirelessly via RUWireless. 

Print jobs must be released by the patron via the print release stations located in each computer lab printing location in Rutgers–New Brunswick, Rutgers–Newark, and Rutgers–Camden. Your RUID card is required to release print jobs.


There will be no charge for the first $30 of printing that each individual releases during every six-month printing period (January to June; July to December). The $30 allocation is the same for all students, independent of the details of their academic and university arrangements (number of credits, part-time vs full-time, etc.), as well as faculty and staff.  Rates for printing are as follows:

  • $.04 per sheet for black and white printing
  • $.25 per sheet for color printing

Please note that the $30 allocation is equivalent to:

  • 750 sheets in black and white, OR
  • 120 sheets in color, OR
  • any combination thereof

Remember, single-sided and double-sided sheets have the same rates, so everyone is encouraged to always print double-sided, which is the default setting on most OIT lab computers.


To check your print balance, visit the PaperCut website and enter your NetID and password.


If you encounter issues printing, please speak with a consultant in a computer lab.


Rutgers encourages paper conservation through the PrintGreen Initiative. To date, this initiative has saved 150 million sheets of paper.

Contact Information: 

Questions/comments regarding printing at the OIT Computer Labs can be directed to: