Michigan State University

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE! Please be aware that construction will be ongoing throughout the summer in the café area and on 2-West (impacts will include the Nursing Mother's Room). For more information on these projects, please visit our Summer Construction update page.

Printing to the Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral: Service Desk

Two print options (MSU Print and/or MakeCentral) are available in the Main Library. If you choose to print to the MakeCentral, you will need to identify your print job by your MSU NetID or the name and number posted on the system case of the computer from which you printed.

Library computers can send prints to the MakeCentral (2-West) for 5 cents per side for black&White and 40 Cents per side Color, payable by cash, check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Spartan Cash, Mobile Pay or MSU departmental account number (for those not eligible for, or not interested in, MSU Print accounts).

Printing double sided costs the same as printing single sided paper, as we charge by the side, NOT by sheets of paper.

To avoid frustration with MakeCentral printing, please read the following carefully before choosing the MakeCentral printer. If you have questions, please ask at the MakeCentral before printing.

The default print option on all library computers is MSU Print. If you wish to print and don’t have an MSU Print account, you must click on “File,” then “Print,” and choose MakeCentral. (If you don't have credit on an MSU Print account and click on the printer icon on the top toolbar, the print will go to the printer and disappear.)

EXCEPTION FOR PDF files: To print a PDF document from Adobe Acrobat, you must use the print icon on the top toolbar within the Adobe window (NOT drop-down “File” menu) and choose MakeCentral.

In Adobe Acrobat DC you must hit "File --> Print" OR "CTRL + P" quickly to avoid needing to sign in to Acrobat.

Nothing will be printed until you request printing in person at the MakeCentral (which must be done within 1 hours or the print job will be deleted). There may be others ahead of you requesting printing, so please allow plenty of time before the two-hour deadline in case you have to wait. If you do need more time before you print, please let the Service Desk know and we can hold your prints longer but once MakeCentral closes, your prints will be lost.

TIP: It is best to print no more than 10 print jobs before checking with MakeCentral Staff to be sure all prints are arriving successfully.