Printing from personal computers

Starting September 29th, the Library will offer print on demand services available for pick-up from the Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL) pick-up window by appointment.

Follow the instructions below to use Web Print to send your files to be printed. Please note you must either be on campus, or off-campus and using the VPN in order to access Web Print.


  • You must wear a face covering when you come to retrieve your item(s). If you are not wearing a face covering we will not be able to serve you.
  • You will be able to retrieve your item(s) on the West side of SFL.
  • Please practice social distancing while on campus.
  • Print items not retrieved after 5 days will be shredded. 

Web Print

If you need more in-depth assistance please contact helpdesk [at] or call 626-315-6775.

The following file types are supported for Web Print: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PDF, and Picture Files (.bmp, .dib, .fig, .jfif, .jif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, and .tiff).

Here’s How:

  1. After logging into the VPN, open a web browser (this example uses Google Chrome) enter the following URL into the URL Bar:

  2. Enter your access.caltech username and password credentials and then click the Log in button.
  3. Click the Web Print link located on the left hand side menu to bring up your queue. Click the Submit a Job >> button located on the upper left.
  4. On the following screen, select your print job to print as a simplex (single-sided), or duplex (double-sided), color print job or black and white print job. Once you’ve made your appropriate selection, click the 2. Print Options and Account selection >> button on the lower right.
  5. On the following screen is where you can select the amount of copies you need. Click the 3. Upload Documents >> button on the lower right to continue.
  6. The following screen is where you can navigate to the file you wish to download or simply drag and drop the file to the upload area.
  7. Once your file is properly queued click the Upload & Complete >> button located on the lower right.
  8. On the following screen you’ll find your current print queue and the status of your print job(s).
  9. When the Status changes to Held in queue, you will receive an email notification shortly to schedule a time to pick-up your print job or you can click on this link to schedule it now: All mediated printing can be picked up from SFL.